In Bolivia, our teams are helping people with disabilities find decent work and gain the skills needed to enter the workplace. Here are some of the beneficiaries who have benefitted from Handicap International's socio-economic development project!
Rubén Ignacio has been trained in the production of shoes. He thinks that the training he had provides a way to find shoes in his size since there are currently none on the market.
Cecilia, 42, is an example of strength and courage. By taking part in the economic development project, Cecilia learned to have more self-confidence and better interactions with others, which was difficult before.
Deymar is 21 years old and has a physical disability. He participated to the couture training which has given him more independence.
An agreement between the Mayor San Andrès University and Handicap International in Bolivia allowed Juan Carlos Zarate Cusi, a student in occupational therapy, to create 3 personalized splints and rests palms to improve the motor and physical performance of people with disabilities.
Laura participates in the technical training in woodwork, remembering the toys that her grandmother made for her.
Amilcar, a man with a disability, took part in the bakery and pastry training as part of Handicap International's economic development project.
Elba is the mother of a young girl with cerebral paralysis. Elba owns her own business which produces and sells ground cereals. The training project has given Elba more skills to run her business which has a positive impact on her family.
Richard, was trained in machine-knitting as part of the project activities. He feels that his life has completely changed!