Disability ID Card for People in Rural Bolivia

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The project aims to improve the lives of people with disabilities in the municipalities of Villa Ribero, Arani and Cliza, in Cochabamba. By providing them with a disability card, they are enabled to exercise their fundamental rights and access resources to which they are entitled: free healthcare services, scholarship opportunities at private universities, job tenure, etc. In Bolivia this social group is still outcast and this card increases their visibility while providing legal support.

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Without the disability card, people with disabilities are severely limited. Though the exercise of their rights shouldn't be conditioned by a document, Bolivian public institutions show them little attention and they lack access to healthcare and other social protections. The scant information about the needs of this vulnerable group feeds stereotypes that generate discrimination and social exclusion. Remote communities and insufficient economic resources impede the process of acquiring the card


Municipal Disability Care Units will identify people with disability of municipalities, Tukuy Pacha will select those in vulnerable conditions who can't complete the process alone. Then, they will be supported through the legal procedure; processing documents like ID, birth certificates, genetic tests, neurological, psychiatric, physiological, autistic spectrum disorder and/or traumatological reports. Then, they will receive the card from the Disability Unit of the Departmental Social Management

Long-Term Impact

People with disabilities will receive their disability card, creating a sustainable positive impact by solving accessibility problems to things like protected income, free legal documents, or preferential healthcare treatment. Besides, the people identified will form an official database of the Municipal Unit of Disability Attention, making their reality visible but also publicizing their needs and helping to generate a solid organization plan for those with disabilities nearby.


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Organization Information

Tukuy Pacha

Location: Cochabamba - Bolivia
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Project Leader:
Julio Arze
Cochabamba, Bolivia

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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