Bolivia, South America

We advance wellness and support communities growth in Bolivia

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Our Mission in Bolivia, South America

What we do in Bolivia

Since 1985, Advance has been improving lives and strengthening families in the diverse communities of Bolivia through health education and community development.

We work with our partner, Esperanza Bolivia, to bring real, sustainable change to communities in southern Bolivia through capacity-building and education at all levels of the community, including training families, local leaders, health professionals, and more. We provide better, safer homes, work to prevent maternal and infant mortality and diseases like Chagas disease and malaria, and improve agricultural practices among the diverse indigenous populations in the Department of Tarija and surrounding regions.

Advance in Bolivia, South America

Read the latest stories of how people and families have found hope, health, and fulfillment in the communities we serve.

Bolivia, South America Stories

Damasita has a secure Future!

A Secure Future for Her Family Starts with YOU! Your home should be your castle — a place where you feel completely safe and in control ...  Sadly, that isn’t yet the…

Spreading Healthy Smiles in Bolivia

Isolation isn’t beneficial to anyone’s health, much less our children’s. When the coronavirus caused much of the world to shelter in place, Bolivia was no exception. That meant for most, regular doctor…

About | World Soil Day, December 5th

Submitted by Tatumn Zale, Development Associate The 5th of December is World Soil Day. Soil is the ultimate life supply for healthy food, ecology, and a healthy planet as a whole! This day is…

A Mother’s Relief, A Son Saved

Two years ago, Cristina began to notice a change in her son Rodrigo’s behavior. It was hard to ignore the outbursts at home and his sudden alarming choices in local gang members…

Food Security Doesn’t Always Equal Nutrition

One in eight households in the United States is food insecure. That means that over 40 million people do not have access to enough food. Globally, there are over 2 billion people struggling with food security.…

National Doctor’s Day & How to Celebrate

Now more than ever, our world is looking to the strength and guidance of its physicians. Frontline health workers have been stretched thin and risk their own lives daily to ensure our…

Battling the “Silent Death” in Bolivia

Obesity is a major problem in the world, in the city of Tarija more than 5% of the population suffers from it and it is on the rise, especially in children. Unfortunately,…

Leonel’s Battle with Chronic Malnutrition

According to UNICEF numbers from 2019, nearly half of all deaths in children under 5 are attributable to undernutrition; undernutrition puts children at greater risk of dying from common infections, increases the…

Bolivia, South America

What we do in Bolivia

Since 1985, Advance has been improving lives and strengthening families in the diverse communities of Bolivia through health education and community development.

We work with our partner, Esperanza Bolivia, to bring real, sustainable change to communities in southern Bolivia through capacity-building and education at all levels of the community, including training families, local leaders, health professionals, and more. We provide better, safer homes, work to prevent maternal and infant mortality and diseases like Chagas disease and malaria, and improve agricultural practices among the diverse indigenous populations in the Department of Tarija and surrounding regions.