Commuity Health and Wellness
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
is located in the heart of a Quechua community outside the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia. People in this Andes Mountain agricultural area provide for their families through roadside markets and day labor. Living conditions in the villages are simple. Clothes are washed by hand. There may be no indoor plumbing. Small vegetable gardens and chickens provide food. Meals are prepared on small propane burners. Electricity is limited.
The refugio is a unique community support facility, staffed by local people and assisted by international partners. It provides supplemental education, economic development, medical assistance, and a secure home for families.
After School Program
The Community Center classrooms and dedicated educators provide over 100 children with homework help, tutoring, mentorship, creative play and storytelling.
The refuge provides work space and mentors for artisans to develop handcrafts and goods for local and international markets.
Health and Wellness
A health and wellness program provides education and support for community members. The Health Clinic will provide medical/dental consultation.
A Secure Home
Housing units and staff provide a place where families at risk can be supported in a traditional home setting. Families receive housing, food assistance , medical, and social services.
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