Our new video series, "Hi from the field," comes direct to you from our field staff. Learn why our mine action team is planting trees after clearing weapons in Colombia. Step inside a rehabilitation center in Bolivia, where our donors ensure that children with disabilities can thrive.
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Meet Erika Romero, Humanity & Inclusion's demining area manager in Colombia and learn why our mine action team is planting trees in places where they've cleared weapons.
Take a step inside an inclusive classroom for children with visual disabilities in Niger and watch as these incredible children learn how to read and write in Braille.
When villagers in Laos found unexploded ordnance (UXO) left over from war, they immediately reached out to Humanity & Inclusion's mine action team to help remove them. Watch our deminers in action.
While visiting Humanity & Inclusion in Chad, Gilles Lordet from HQ met up with our demining team. There, he followed their every step and got to see the SAG200 (like a HUGE combine tractor) in action!
Valérie Beauchemin, HI's country director for the Andean States, visits a rehabilitation center where our team conducts physical therapy sessions for children ages 0-3 in Caracollo, Bolivia. Join the tour and meet sweet kiddos, Ruban and Nicolas!
“Qualified rehabilitation professionals are in short supply in Bolivia with very few training courses, particularly outside the capital,” explains Narel Gomez, Handicap International’s rehabilitation project manager. “One of our top priorities is to boost the skills of professionals working in the sector and to help people with disabilities become more self-reliant and integrated in their communities.”Read more
When Ismael was four, he lived with his parents and two older sisters in the city of Oruro–in western Bolivia. Ismael was a cheerful and energetic boy, who loved playing outdoors. One day, when his mother was out of town and his father was busy, Ismael went to the train tracks to play. After a few hours, Ismael became tired and fell asleep on the tracks.Read more
Humanity & Inclusion in Bolivia
Our team has worked in Bolivia since 2011 to prevent disabilities and promote self-reliance and social inclusion of people with disabilities.
Bolivia is regularly affected by natural disasters and the effects of climate change on agricultural activity are 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.
Our Current Work
Humanity & Inclusion’s team in Bolivia is composed of 12 national staff and one expatriate. The team works diligently to:
- Promote socio-economic inclusion
- Provide functional rehabilitation
- Assist with inclusive disaster risk management
Humanity & Inclusion enables community members with disabilities to access decent employment by:
- Building the capacities of institutions working in the field of disability and inclusive employment
- Providing inclusive employment support to local employers
- Conducting awareness-raising activities to proliferate a better understand of disability throughout the Quechua community
Humanity & Inclusion trains and provides educational tools to rehabilitation staff and doctors that work in these centers enabling people with disabilities to access the functional rehabilitation services they need in order to live full lives.
Inclusive Disaster Risk Management
Humanity & Inclusion supports local officials and civil society representatives to ensure that they take the most vulnerable citizens, including persons with disabilities, into account in earthquake 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.