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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November Newsletter Hot Off the Press!

Our November Newsletter is hot off the press!  There are so many great things going on here in La Paz with HOPE worldwide Bolivia.  Check out the newsletter and all of the photos! (If you would like to download the pdf file, click here:  November Newsletter 2014 )

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HOPE worldwide Bolivia Celebrates 3 years!

HOPE worldwide was planted in La Paz, Bolivia 3 years ago in September of 2011.  With God, we have accomplished so much and are excited about the plans for the future!  Click HERE to view/download the full 2014 Progress Report.

The purpose of HOPE worldwide Bolivia is to support the excellent and comprehensive charitable work of Foundation and Hospital Arco Iris and to develop additional charitable initiatives.  This support is focused in two different areas: Health and Social Services.

In health, the focus has been around developing the income generating aspect of a sustainable social enterprise (an ambulatory clinic / (Spanish = consultorio), performance improvement within the hospital including initiatives in patient safety, quality improvement, leadership development, cultural change, focus on patient-centered care, consultation and exploration of new initiatives including traditional medicine, integrative medicine, hospice, home health, pain management, leadership development, development of nursing and more.

In social services, the focus has been on the pediatric population of Hospital Arco Iris and vulnerable families. Raising awareness and funding for healthcare expenses of vulnerable children, creating and operating a part-time play and childhood development area within HAI, play therapy on the pediatric floor, creating and operating a children’s and adult library, help for vulnerable families each month and seasonally – clothing, food, holiday gifts, cleaning, organizing and education and development of an English as a Second Language course, and more.

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The HOPE worldwide Bolivia team consists of 10 people, including 2 full-time employees, 5 full-time consultants, 2 part-time consultants and 1 full-time volunteer.

Click the link below to view or download the full progress report.

**2014 Annual HOPE worldwide Progress Report**

If you would like to make a donation to support the work of HOPE worldwide Bolivia, please click HERE.