Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in South America. One out of 8 Bolivians lives with less than 1,25 $ per day.
The most vulnerable are women and children living in rural areas, as well as indigenous people. Over 22% of Bolivians don’t have access to potable water, and 73% don’t have access to basic sanitary services.
FXB in action
In the rural town of Machacamarca, located in the State of Oruro, environmental conditions exacerbate hardships. High altitude, low temperatures and lack of fertile land hamper subsistence farming and, in the absence of other sources of income, jeopardize individuals’ ability to survive.
Launched in 1998, the FXB Women’s project was designed to improve the quality of life of women in Machacamarca through a comprehensive community-based program that addressed the needs of destitute families and the community as a whole.