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Poverty in Bolivia is among the worst in South America. Economic growth and opportunities to make
a living are most commonly found in urban areas because the more citizens in a setting, the more
consumers there are. This makes it difficult however for indigenous farmers, inhabitants of more
remote areas with fewer people, to market their products and provide for their families.
For the vast majority of citizens in Bolivia, this proves to be a major issue: 60% of Bolivians
live below the poverty line. In rural areas, the numbers are even more dramatic. Three out of every
four people living in these areas suffer from poverty. Because of this, Bolivia the poorest
country in South America.
One reason for the extreme poverty lies in the geography of Bolivia. Undeveloped roads and
infrastructure make up a vast portion of the country, with a majority of the land inhabited by
indigenous citizens. This makes it difficult for farmers living in these areas to market their
products and travel to sell them, which in turn impacts their families and the communities they
For the farmers of Bolivia, the recent visit by the World Bank’s President to the country
represented a unique opportunity. The fact that Jim Yong Kim recognized the need for economic
growth and food security was important to the rural citizens of the poorest South American
country. A World Bank agreement with the Government of Bolivia plans to promote the Andean
marketable products that the indigenous people have to offer. This will get the people of Bolivia
involved in national markets, boosting job growth and the economy.
Bolivians are finally being given opportunities to make a living through improved economic
stability and job growth.
HOW WE HELP
Friends of Hope does a lot of work in Bolivia, targeting three goals: enhancing emergency
preparedness, improving enrolment and attendance of primary schoolchildren and reducing child
malnutrition. Furthermore, Friends of hope is working with the government of Bolivia to ensure
food in schools for children.
Please help us continue to help the people of Bolivia by making a donation today.
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