Support 125 children at Refugio Rafael in Bolivia

by Global Gallery, Inc.
Support 125 children at Refugio Rafael in Bolivia
Support 125 children at Refugio Rafael in Bolivia
Support 125 children at Refugio Rafael in Bolivia
Support 125 children at Refugio Rafael in Bolivia
Support 125 children at Refugio Rafael in Bolivia
Support 125 children at Refugio Rafael in Bolivia
Support 125 children at Refugio Rafael in Bolivia
Support 125 children at Refugio Rafael in Bolivia
Support 125 children at Refugio Rafael in Bolivia
Support 125 children at Refugio Rafael in Bolivia
Support 125 children at Refugio Rafael in Bolivia
Support 125 children at Refugio Rafael in Bolivia
Support 125 children at Refugio Rafael in Bolivia
Support 125 children at Refugio Rafael in Bolivia
Support 125 children at Refugio Rafael in Bolivia
Support 125 children at Refugio Rafael in Bolivia
Support 125 children at Refugio Rafael in Bolivia
Support 125 children at Refugio Rafael in Bolivia
Support 125 children at Refugio Rafael in Bolivia
Support 125 children at Refugio Rafael in Bolivia
Jan 10, 2020

Project report

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Title: reflecting back, dreaming forward

Refugio Rafael has been reflecting on 2019 and looking forward to advancements and developments in 2020. As we try to process the intense political challenges in Bolivia, we are reminded that our work continues regardless of the President of any country, and work to keep focused on the goal of uplifting children and families who have migrated to the Marquina area or have found us through serendipity or referral.

2019 was the first year the refuge was completely full with four mothers and their children, and the time helped the women support one another in their efforts to feed and educate their children as well as to enjoy a stable and supportive environment. The Refugio also started a special time with the children living with us for snacking and sharing after school that was cherished by all, including staff.

Refugio Rafael also began very specific case studies with each family to address barriers to independence and to lay the groundwork for finding a permanent home and community that would best benefit each situation. We plan and hope that 2020 will see forward progress in independent living situations and that we will transition at least one mother and family to her own place. We expect this to add some expense to our budget, but know that in all cases, it is the mothers’ greatest hope for securing their children’s’ futures. We remain steadfast in this effort.

While political instability also meant instability for our after school program, we are happy that 2020 has started on a much calmer note and are planning for ways to improve the tutoring and development provided. We hope to add a second floor to the school building if budgets and volunteers allow. We still celebrate the addition of a teacher in 2019 and hope to add more support as we grow.

In 2020 we are expecting many volunteers from across the US, and also invite additional expertise for our annual support. Please contact us if you would like to join us in March or April and have expertise in any of the following areas: construction, social work, education, Spanish, arts and music education, non profit development, handcrafting (particularly knitting and felting), agriculture, small business development, early education, or suggest another area.

We are deeply grateful for your support and look to 2020 for a wonderful and prosperous year.

www.worldpeaces.com

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