Humanity & Inclusion in Bolivia
Our team has worked in Bolivia since 2011 to promote social inclusion of people with disabilities and help them access rehabilitation care.
Humanity & Inclusion works to ensure that people living in already vulnerable circumstances are prepared for the risk of natural disasters, which regularly affect Bolivia. The effects of climate change on agricultural activity are also already visible, hindering the economy of the country.
Despite a program of social and economic reform, the country still struggles with widespread poverty and social exclusion. Inequality persists and people with disabilities remain marginalized.
Areas of Intervention
- Physical rehabilitation, prosthetics and orthotics
- Including people with disabilities in society
- Disaster risk reduction
Humanity & inclusion's 13 staff in Bolivia work to help people with disabilities find gainful employment and improve their inclusion in society. In the western municipality of El Alto, our team runs training sessions for professional inclusion.
Humanity & Inclusion is training rehabilitation center staff to ensure that people with disabilities have access to the rehabilitation services they need in Oruro, Potosí, Beni, Pando, Santa Cruz and Cochabamba.
The team also provides people with disabilities, caregivers of people with disabilities, educators, and others with information on the reproductive and sexual rights of people with disabilities and issues such as gender-based violence. Humanity & inclusion is also working to develop a strategy to prevent and protect women from violence and abuse.
Like many other South American countries, Bolivia is highly exposed to earthquakes, floods and volcanic eruptions. Our team supports local authorities and members of civil protection services to ensure that they take people with disabilities, children, aging people and other populations with specific needs into account when forming emergency preparedness plans.
Our Past Work
Humanity & Inclusion has been working in Bolivia since 2011, addressing the needs of vulnerable populations. Over time, we have evolved our work to meet the dynamic needs of the communities where we serve.
Read on to learn more about our past work in Bolivia, and consider investing in our future.
In partnership with the Bolivian Ministry of Health, Humanity & Inclusion to set up seven rehabilitation centers in the country's poorest regions: Potosi and Oruro.