Where We Work

Snapshot of Bolivia

8%

of people live below the poverty line

50%

lack access to improved sanitation

69

years is the average life expectancy

Mario Vasquez

Letter from Compassion Bolivia Director Mario Vásquez

Dear Sponsor, Greetings from Bolivia! My name is Mario Vásquez, and I’ve been working for Compassion for about 33 years. I started as an errand boy, and 26 years ago I became National Director for Bolivia. I’m married; my wife’s name is Eva and together we have four beautiful daughters. And to complete the female domain in my home, we have a female cat as a pet.

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Juan’s Healed Heart

Juan Quisbert suffered strong chest pains from the time he was a young boy. “I couldn’t do physical activities. I didn’t pass physical education at school,” he says. When Juan was seven years old, he joined the Compassion program at his local church. When he was 13, a regular medical checkup revealed he had an arrhythmia.

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Prayer requests for Bolivia

  • Praise God for several centres which will soon graduate—the churches are able and confident to continue holistic child development without Compassion’s direct partnership. Please pray for all the families who have been part of these programs and ask God that the seed that have been planted in their hearts could grow.
  • Please pray for all the registrations of new children that will take place in different projects. Pray the church leaders and project staff could have wisdom to select the children who are in greater need and for whom the sponsorship will be a greater blessing.
  • Pray for Abel (BO-0434); both of his parents have different families and neither of them wants to look after Abel. He currently lives with his grandmother but feels rejected by his parents.
  • For Cristina (BO-0445); she is a sponsored child’s mother. She has complications in her health because the doctors found water in her lungs. Her husband died in a car accident and she doesn’t have other family. Pray that God will comfort her heart.