Approximately 60% of Bolivians live in poverty; the percentage is higher for indigenous people, especially women and children. They often lack basic needs such as access to adequate housing, clean water and sanitation, health care, and health education.
When completed, the medical/dental clinic at Refugio Rafael will offer basic medical consultation and care to members of the local community.
The after school program includes health and wellness education on topics such as nutrition, healthy emotional development and proper dental care.
An on-site organic garden provides opportunities for healthy snacks. Chickens are raised for egg production.
Current Status: The clinic room is complete. Furnishings and equipment are needed.
Individuals with medical needs are helped on an individual basis by provding medication and transportation to medical facilities.
Monetary and In-kind Gifts
money for operational expenses
tooth brushes and paste
health and wellness literature in Spanish
healthy snacks for the afterschool program
on site medical/dental assistance
on site educational program leaders