working for Bolivia's neediest

Carnival 2010

Sacred Heart Church Hall, Edge Hill, Wimbledon, SW19 4LU

Live traditional Bolivian music

Latin DJ with the best of salsa, cumbia and latin pop

Food: Sajta and saltenas
Bolivian beer

The Condor and the Maiden

The Kings Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street, Islington N1 1ON

This engaging play by Dermot Murphy, and directed by Simone Vause, portrays many of the issues that people who live below the poverty line in the developing world face

daily, but which are relevant to us all. Set in South America, THE CONDOR & THE MAIDEN follows the lives of a daughter and her mother. Disputes over land and family loyalty become entwined in their daily struggle to scrape a living, while the mother tries to ensure a better future for her child.

This play was shown at the Kings Head Theatre, Islington, from the 2nd to the 21st March 2010. The performances of Sunday 7th March and Friday 12th March were in aid of Friends of Bolivia, with all proceeds going to the charity.

Adidas Women’s 5K Challenge 2010

Thank you to everyone who ran this year! It is not too late to sponsor us and help us raise funds to provide food, clothing and medicine and to support vulnerable children in Bolivia

The money raised this year will go directly to “Friends of Bolivia’s Children Fund” – which supports our 5 projects which focus on improving the lives of children in Bolivia:

Comedor Infantil Santa Ana de Cala Cala

The Comedor Infantil Santa Ana de Cala Cala provides one balanced meal a day for 270 poor children in Cochabamba.

Centro Educativo Maria Inmaculada El Alto

The centre provides day-care, education and medical attention for children from poor families.

Plan 3000 Escuelita de Valores Humanos, Santa Cruz

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

Instituto Psicopedagocio Ciudad Joven San Juan de Dios

The institute helps children with disabilities, mental health issues anddrug addiction with a variety of medical and educational services.

Amigos de Niños Excepcionales Tarija

ANEThelps children and young people between the ages of 0 to 21 in thedepartment of Tarija, who have learning, physical and sensorydisabilities.

Every £1 you donate (£1=10Bolivianos) will go towards the improvement of the lives of these children.

If you have specific questions about the run or if you want to join us next year, email us at

Carol Service

Monday 14th December 7:00pm

The Parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St. Simon Stock (Carmelite Church)
41 Kensington Church Street, London W8 4BB

An evening of readings and Christmas carols in Spanish, Portuguese and English, held by the Anglo-Latin American Foundation.

Adults £5, children under 12 free

Please see flyer for more details and directions.

Christmas Fair & Party 2009

12th December 2009

Sacred Heart Church Hall, Edge Hill, Wimbledon SW19 4LU

Fair: 11-5 pm

A wide selection of handicrafts, jewellery, ceramics, food etc. available from local sellers and small businesses.

Kids activities: Santa’s Groto and face painting

Party: 7-11 pm

After the fair we had a Christmas party from 7-11pm with Latin American drinks and music!!
Live traditional Bolivian music and live Latin DJ with the best of salsa, cumbia and latin pop
Food: Sajta and saltenas
Bolivian beer – Paceña

Festival of Bolivian Film

In association with the Anglo Bolivian Society

12 Noon: Mina Alaska (Dir. Jorge Ruiz, 1968) 84mins.

Our first film honoured Jorge Ruiz, one of the pioneers of the Bolivian film industry. Probably most famous for his documentary Vuelve Sebastiana, Ruiz is considered the father of indigenous Andean cinema, and has won international acclaim for his work.

Mina Alaska (Alaska Mine) tells the story of Jenny Smith, a young American journalist searching for her long-lost grandfather in the mountains of Bolivia. When she finds her grandfather’s one-time partner and fellow gold-prospector, Rodrigo Diaz, he gives her answers that she didn’t expect.

3pm: Cocalero (Dir. Alejandro Landes, 2007) 94mins

A lively story about geopolitics, popular movements and indigenous culture, Cocalero follows Evo Morales during his 2005 campaign for the Bolivian presidency.

6.30pm: Los Andes no Creen en Dios (Dir. Antonio Eguino, 2007) 105mins

Set in Uyuni in the early 1920s, Los Andes No Creen en Dios (The Andes don’t believe in God) paints a stark picture of life in a small mining village in Bolivia at the beginning of the 20th century, as the lives of five characters interweave in a whirlwind of passion and adversity. (This film is not suitable for the under 15s)


Latin American Carnival

21st February 2009

Sacred Heart Church Hall, Edge Hill, Wimbledon SW19 4LU

With live music from Expresion Bolivia, and a children’s costume parade with prizes, typical Bolivian food (including Salteñas), and cerveza Paceña available from the bar.

Adidas Womens Challenge 2009

6th September 2009
Hyde Park, London

As in previous years, a team of women ran the 5k marathon (previously known as the Flora Light Women’s Challenge) for Friends of Bolivia.  Many thanks to the runners and all those who sponsored us or supported us on the day.

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