PLAN INTERNATIONAL IN BOLIVIA

We have been working in Bolivia since 1969 to improve children's health, education and wellbeing, and help them shape the future of their communities.

CHALLENGES

Despite being rich in energy resources, Bolivia is one of the poorest and least-developed countries in South America.

Children face many challenges here.

  • More than one quarter of children suffer from stunted growth caused by malnutrition.
  • 19% of women cannot read or write - compared with 7% of men.
  • Many children die of preventable or treatable diseases - 11,000 each year don't live to see their fifth birthday.
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Boys taking part in child rights training.
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Women participating in dental hygiene training supported by Plan International.
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Girls receiving educational materials from Plan International.

HOW WE'RE HELPING

Children have the right to a healthy start to life. In Bolivia, we're providing antenatal care, educating mothers on child health and nutrition and providing clean water and sanitation in homes and schools.

We're also working hard to increase school enrollments, and making sure children have all they need to learn, from providing nutritious breakfasts to reducing violence in school.

We're giving young people a chance to realise their potential by providing vocational training to help them develop their skills, and get their dream job.

Protecting children is a priority. We're working with community organisations to protect children from abuse, training communities to prepare for natural disasters, and making sure children can participate and make decisions on issues that affect them.