Where we work
U4C’s work started in Bolivia and it is now reaching other fragile and/or post-conflict communities around the world.
We go where others can't reach.
U4C’s programs and projects are designed to address issues specific to each vulnerable community it works with. U4C does not believe in “one-size fits all” approaches to complex social issues across different cultures. Our programs are designed in a “bottom-up” fashion, recognizing unique issues in each community and involving local people in assessing needs and developing strategies to tackle their challenges. Learn more about partnership opportunities.
Latin America and the Caribbean
Despite all the progress in this region, 10 of the 15 most unequal countries in the world are in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a UNDP report, vulnerable populations in this region risk falling into extreme poverty as soon as a financial, political crisis, conflict or natural disaster hits.
The continent has made significant progress socially, politically and economically. However, poverty rates remain high and progress on health, sanitation, and food security has been slow and inconsistent. Women continue to face limited opportunities in the economic development. Many organizations are working together with governments to ensure sustainable growth.
Bolivia is a lower-middle income country, but one of the poorest in South America, with a population of about 10.027.254 (Census 2012) and a GDP of $ 27.04 billion (2012 estimate); nearly 36 percent of its population of 10.6 million (2013) are aged 0 to 14 years and one third live in rural areas.
The country has a multi-ethnic society and 62 percent of the population self-identify as indigenous people. Bolivia ranks 108th out of 186 countries in the Human Development Index and 97th out of 186 countries on the Gender Inequality Index. Bolivia has suffered economically from its landlocked position and its political and social instability. These issues haven’t allowed a sustainable economic growth to be achieved.
Tanzania is one of the largest countries in Africa. It is a union (formed in 1964) between the mainland (Tanganyika), and the Zanzibar Isles consisting of Unguja (also known as Zanzibar) and Pemba. It lies on the east coast of Africa, between 1 and 11 degrees South of the Equator. It is bordered to the North by Kenya and Uganda. To the West is Zaire, Rwanda, Burundi and Zambia, and to the South are Malawi and Mozambique. It covers an area of 945,000 sq. km.
The United Republic of Tanzania comprises the territory formerly known as Tanganyika, now mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar which is made up of the Islands of Unguja and Pemba. Tangayika which gained independence in 1961, united with Zanzibar in 1964 to form the United Republic.