Bolivia: A Glimpse Into 2015

Happy New Year & Good News from HOPE worldwide Bolivia…

We hope that your family and loved ones enjoyed a happy and healthy holiday season. 2014 was a busy year for us and we are so excited for what 2015 will bring!

Clinic Scheduled To Open This Summer

We are happy to share that the International Medical Center of HOPE worldwide is now officially recognized and is registered with the Bolivian government. We are working to have our local non-profit HOPE worldwide Bolivia Foundation established by March 2015. We have retained an architect with an outstanding reputation, to design/remodel the home that has been selected for the clinic. Our talented and dedicated team here in La Paz is continuing to search for clinic, laboratory and office equipment and furniture. Our timeline for opening the clinic has continued to shift due to unexpected and unavoidable challenges, but with great faith we are planning to open the medical center this summer.

Educational and Volunteer Program Update

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The Patient Care (Nursing Assistant) Program will begin in February. This program will provide education, training, jobs and support for high school graduates who are either orphans or living in extreme poverty, enabling them to pursue a career in health care.

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The HOPE worldwide team is teaching English as a Second Language to the Hospital Arco Iris staff and our partner church in La Paz as well as the community. Social programs continue to blossom.

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The Sala de Juegos (playroom) within the hospital has served over 6,000 children and has provided Early Childhood Development information to their parents and caregivers.

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The HOPE worldwide Lending Library also continues to grow. We have enjoyed hosting almost 200 volunteers and visitors in the past 3 years and we are looking forward to over 90 folks visiting us in 2015.

Thank you all for your support, encouragement and prayers this past year, we couldn’t do it without you! We are looking forward to seeing our dreams become reality in 2015, as well as many of you visiting us this year! God is indeed blessing the work of HOPE worldwide Bolivia.

-W. Kevin Broyles, MD, MHS-CL, Country Director, HOPE worldwide Bolivia

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Joining hands to encourage others at Christmas time

It was a busy December for us here in La Paz, Bolivia!  HOPE worldwide Bolivia partnered with Foundation Arco Iris, the La Paz Church of Christ and other individuals in the community to collect food and clothing donations and we were able to provide a very special Christmas to 40 of the city’s neediest families.

Thank you for supporting HOPE worldwide Bolivia, together we are changing lives.  If you would like to make a donation please click here.  If you are interested in getting more information on our programs here or are interested in volunteering, please click here to send us an email request.

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The HOPE worldwide team gathered up the donations and loaded them onto the trucks (Santa’s Sleigh) to be delivered to Casa de Paso.

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Brie Broyles plays with some of the kids at Casa de Paso and helps them to put together a puzzle.

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Many volunteers came out to play games with the kids and encourage them.

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There were so many smiles and laughs shared during our time together.

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The parents and children had so much fun playing games with the volunteers.

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The families were so grateful to receive their gift baskets filled with much needed food, clothes and toys.

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Thank you to all the volunteers and everyone who donated to make this encouraging event possible!