So I finally got back from a week in Bolivia with World Vision and have a few reflections on what I saw. I hope to post some of these over the coming days around some of the themes we witnessed.
This is some of the background to the country and WV work in Bolivia.
Of course Bolivia is a land-locked country in the centre of South America about 4 times the size of the UK.
Despite recent economic growth – which is at record levels (more later on the sustainability of this growth) it remains the world’s ninth-most unequal distribution of wealth in the world.
World Vision Bolivia started in 1979 with the goal to contribute to the wellbeing and holistic and sustainable development of children, adolescents and youth and together with families, communities and partners, creating a just and secure environment which protect them and promote their participation.
Clearly WorldVision is known for is child Sponsorship model, but this visit helped put this into context
So whilst we did meet sponsored children we also witnessed other ideas which I will set out this week