Serving Children in Bolivia

At a Glance:

Located in Central South America, Bolivia is rich in beauty, culture, and love. Yet, the country is still recovering from years of political and internal unrest which has led to overcrowded orphanages and regulatory obstacles that make adoption difficult. Today, nearly 10% of Bolivian children are abandoned to orphanages or the street.

 

Population: 11,168,957

Capital: La Paz

Religion: Roman Catholic (76.8%), Evangelical and Pentecostal (8.1%) Protestant (7.9%)

Language: Spanish (60.7%), Quechua (21.2%), Aymara (14.6%)

Bolivia

Ministry Overview

We work with orphans and abandoned children within the Fundacion Esperanza Children’s Home in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

By meeting their physical needs, working to heal past traumas, and providing emotional and psychological support, we seek to compassionately point children to Christ and ultimately demonstrate God’s love for them. Our current ministry provides care in 4 different homes to children and young adults.

  • 54 children
    served
  • 43 staff and volunteers
    served
  • 3 ministry sites
    served

Areas of Focus

Here is how we have worked with you since 2013 to reach orphans in Bolivia.

Through weekly prayer and Bible study with staff as well as the children, we seek to make discipleship an integral part of our work. Each of our homes also independently provides Bible study and worship time led by our Chaplain or program coordinators. Partnership with the local church is key to discipleship as well as service opportunities.

Our partners provide comprehensive care to vulnerable children by meeting their physical needs, working to heal past traumas, and providing emotional and psychological support. We do work in each of these areas in loving and compassionate ways to point children to Christ and ultimately demonstrate God’s love for them. Our current ministry provides care in 4 different homes to children and young adults.

We provide a transition program to help individuals aging out of orphan care prepare for independence in a safe environment. We aim to help participants grow and mature spiritually, emotionally, and financially by encouraging higher education and the pursuit of basic life skills. Our ultimate goal is to help each young adult graduate from our program with a deeper relationship with Christ and the ability to break the cycle of poverty and abandonment that they were born into.

Our goal is to get children into loving families. By working with local social workers, we support indigenous adoption efforts.

Stories and Updates

September 4

Bolivia Update

Thanks to your continued support and sponsorship of children in Bolivia, we have this exciting update to share with you from the team– God continues to do big things in the lives of children and young adults with whom we …Read More

January 22

Franki’s Story | Lifesong Bolivia

Franki arrived at Lifesong Bolivia in January 2014 at the age of 15 … Prior to his arrival, he was living in the jungle, in a tropical region of Bolivia, under the care of a different orphanage. Upon arriving at …Read More

August 21

This Little Girl Needs Your Help | Bolivia Update

Yasil came to live at Lifesong Bolivia on October 22, 2013, after being abandoned at the child welfare office. Upon arrival, it was evident that she had suffered a great deal in her short life. Staff and volunteers poured their …Read More

June 26

See a Family Recently Reunited! | Bolivia Update

Sometimes loving children as Christ loves them means absorbing our own hurts in order to create less hurt for them in the long run.  Specifically, here at Fundación Esperanza–also known as Lifesong Bolivia–a key element in our work is identifying children who …Read More

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Seeing a family restored is one of our greatest joys at Fundación Esperanza and is a great reminder of God’s restoration power. 2 Corinthians 13:9 says, ‘For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. Your restoration is what we pray for.’ We pray that Christ continues to restore families in Bolivia in ways that only He can.”

TJ Mitchell Director
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