Bolivia: Entre Rios

Entre Rios's Community News

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families. These are a few of the areas we focused on in the past year: 2020

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • 15,961 girls and boys took part in child protection activities, helping to keep them safer from abuse.
  • The city, prosecutor's office, and police were equipped to fight violence against children in the community, creating informal protection groups so more people know how to prevent violence against children and how to report it.

Healthy Children and Families

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

  • 2,200 hygiene kits including soap, jerry cans, and handwashing supplies were given to community members, helping to protect children and their families from COVID-19.
  • 2,200 home-cleaning kits including brooms, mops, and disinfectant were given to community members, helping to protect children and their families from COVID-19.
  • 1,500 face masks were given to health facilities, health workers, and caregivers helping to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • 1,850 educational items were given to school-age children, helping them to learn at home.
  • 3,375 people received information on how to use measures like handwashing and social distancing, helping to protect children and families from COVID-19.

Love of God and Neighbors

Children and families are growing spiritually, local churches are strengthened to demonstrate Christ's love in practical ways, and people are living at peace with their neighbors.

  • 2 faith leaders worked with us to share information about COVID-19, helping to teach children and adults how to avoid catching and spreading the virus.
  • 895 community members were given food assistance, helping children and their families have enough food to eat.
  • Local schools helped promote Bible reading and held a contest for kids to create a play based on the story of the prodigal son.

The numbers shown above are from a specific reporting time period, and include all children in the community who benefited from the programs listed.

Entre Rios

current conditions

To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.

The needs in Entre Rios, Bolivia

In Entre Rios, a flat region rich with lush vegetation, temperatures are warm in October and cold in June. Families here typically live in homes made of mud and brick, with thatched roofs and dirt floors. A common diet consists of corn flour and cassava made into a thick porridge and eaten with beans and vegetables. With your help, we’ll continue to support children and families here, empowering them to give their children a better future, especially the most vulnerable.

Life cycle of a sponsorship community

World Vision has been in this community for 9 years.
Entre Rios, Bolivia is in Phase 2


  • We start by building relationships with local leaders and community members.
  • The community identifies their greatest challenges and develops an action plan.
  • The community nominates vulnerable children for sponsorship.


  • Community projects begin as we work shoulder to shoulder with families.
  • Excitement grows as families start experiencing positive change.
  • The well-being of children improves as solutions are implemented.


  • Local leaders and families take on more ownership and self-sufficiency grows.
  • The community and children grow stronger and healthier thanks to large improvements in areas like clean water, education, nutrition, and more.


  • After years of hard work, the community becomes self-reliant and is ready to graduate.
  • We celebrate their success and seek out the next community where God has blessings in store.

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