Quaker Bolivia Link

Quaker Bolivia Link (QBL) is an international, non-sectarian development organization dedicated to reducing poverty among the indigenous peoples of Bolivia. We fund, construct, and monitor community-based projects which secure food sources, promote better health, and generate income. By empowering rural women, families and communities, QBL promotes the preservation of indigenous cultures and languages threatened by migration from rural to urban areas.

Quaker Bolivia Link
2961 Caminito Niquel
San Diego, California 92117
United States
858-246-7177
http://www.qbl.org/

Co-Founder

Ken Barratt

Management Team

Robert Vincent, Ken Barratt, Robert Vincent, Lourdes Tantani, Sandra Laura de Javier, Ruddy Ortuno, Eloy Quiquisana

Board of Directors

Robert Vincent, Steve Solosky, Donna Fulton, Lucille Rivin, Ken Barratt, John Scardina, Pat Close, Robert Vincent, Lourdes Tantani, Sandra Laura de Javier, Ruddy Ortuno, Eloy Quiquisana

Project Leaders

Robert Vincent

Mission

Quaker Bolivia Link (QBL) is an international, non-sectarian development organization dedicated to reducing poverty among the indigenous peoples of Bolivia. We fund, construct, and monitor community-based projects which secure food sources, promote better health, and generate income. By empowering rural women, families and communities, QBL promotes the preservation of indigenous cultures and languages threatened by migration from rural to urban areas.

Programs

QBL only funds projects that derive from the communities themselves. We do not impose our ideas. Instead, we help each community to realize their dreams by providing skilled planning, supervised construction and long-term evaluation. The majority of projects have brought safe drinking water supplies to Andean villages along with community agricultural projects such as single-family greenhouses and animal breeding programs.

Statistics on Quaker Bolivia Link

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2011: $107,894
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $147,334
  • Other funding sources: In 2010, 80% of our funding came from individual donors, 13% from foundational grants, 6% from Quaker meetings and Churches and 1% from other income.
  • Religious Affiliation: Projects are not funded that have a religous purpose or exclude anyone based upon religous belief.