Santa Cruz

Plan 3000 Escuelita de Valores Humanos

Plan 3000 is an area of the city of Santa Cruz, in which many of the city’s poorest migrants live.  The Escuelita de Valores Humanos is a school for the poor children of this area, and currently helps 60 children from poor backgrounds.

Friends of Bolivia helps by providing the funds to pay for one balanced meal a day for the children.

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Additional Project – La Hormiguita

La Hormiguita (little ant) is a day care centre for children of single working mothers from impoverished backgrounds.  The centre provides meals and a primary school education for the children while their mothers go to work as domestic help or selling in selling in street markets.

Friends of Bolivia contributes to the running costs of the project when we have funds available.

Additional Project – FAN

Fundacion Amigos de la Naturaleza (FAN) provides medical tools, medication and transport of volunteer doctors to remote areas in the Amazon Basin.  These volunteer doctors provide medical and dental care for 300 indigenous people living in the areas of Paragua and Itenez rivers.

Additional Project – La Orquestra Hombres Nuevos

To celebrate our 20th anniversary Friends of Bolivia held a concert at the Wigmore Hall of Barqoue Music from the Chiquitos region of Bolivia.  The money we raised, £8,000, was sent to “La Orquesta Hombre Nuevos”, a choir and orchestra of poor children and young people in a shanty neighbourhood of Santa Cruz.  The money was used to purchase instruments and music scores and to pay for the salary of their teachers.