Compassion started work in Bolivia in 1975. Today, there are over 88,000 children registered in our programs through 230 church partners.
of people live below the poverty line
lack access to improved sanitation
years is the average life expectancy
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.open_in_new Read full letter
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.open_in_new Read more