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Meet Susana Valdez: A Bolivian Inspiring Leader

Meet Susana Valdez: A Bolivian Inspiring Leader

"I won’t ever move from Quime," says Susana Valdez. She was born more than 50 years ago in the community of Quime - Inquisivi Province (La Paz-Bolivia). She grew up in a community with many, many challenges including a lack of even the most basic opportunities for...

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From the Field: Guatemala

From the Field: Guatemala

Why Guatemala? With a population of 16.86 million (2020 est.), Guatemala is the most populated country in Central America. This Country is bordered by Mexico, the Pacific Ocean, Belize, the Caribbean, Honduras and El Salvador. Because of its geographical location,...

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Meet Nilda Condori

Meet Nilda Condori

"Meet Nilda Condori" By Nilda Condori I am a member of Santidad Amigos Church and a former Bolivia Quaker Education Fund (BQE) scholarship recipient. My first job was teaching girls from 5 to 10 years old every Sunday. Sadly, my father had died when I was 16, leaving...

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“AMPARA Initiative”

“AMPARA Initiative”

"AMPARA Initiative" By María Antonia Pérez Caring for Each Other “Ampara” means “Hand” in Aymara, one of many indigenous languages spoken in Bolivia.  I learned that word and about the Aymaran culture while working with Quaker Bolivia Link (QBL) and United4Change...

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The Crossing

The Crossing

The Crossing By U4C Team The Crossing is a documentary telling the story of the Venezuelan crisis and the small boarder city willing to help, Cucuta.  (From www.thecrossingdoc.com) by Juliana Penaranda-Loftus U4C has partnered with Hope For Venezuelan Refugees...

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Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Project

Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Project

Hope For Venezuelan Refugees Project By U4C Team Approximately five million[1] refugees and migrants have left Venezuela as a result of the political turmoil, socio-economic instability and the ongoing humanitarian crisis – triggering the largest external displacement...

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Eugenia

Eugenia

Eugenia had the misfortune of being born in a country where women in rural and mining areas live in extreme poverty and under very difficult conditions. Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in South America where some women are often viewed as having only two...

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My Name is Vicenta

My Name is Vicenta

I am a 39 year old widow and now a single mother of 3 children.  Having lost my husband in a work-related accident, I am now responsible to provide for my children and father.  Life is difficult in my community and women like me had to drop out of school to help our...

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