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Join Our Team

Service Trips to Refugio Rafael

Become part of a service team: You will stay in the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia, and be transported to Refugio Rafael daily to participate in construction projects, assist in the after-school program, health and wellness events, or mentoring artisans.  Costs for your trip are a tax deductible contribution.

Volunteer Fundraising

Plan and Carry out your own fundraiser. Write a grant to fund operational expenses, computers or books for the after-school program, medical supplies, or operating costs.

Job Openings with World Peaces and the Refugio

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Refugio Rafael

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 and electricity is limited. There may be no indoor plumbing and clothes may be washed by hand. Small vegetable gardens and chickens provide food. Meals are prepared on small propane burners. 
 

The Refugio is a unique  community support facility, staffed by local people and assisted by international partners. We provide 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.

 

Economic Development 

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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Global Gallery is a Fair Trade coffee shop, gift shop and art gallery with a mission. We’re dedicated to promoting Fair Trade handcrafted products from around the world while developing cultural enrichment through educational workshops and social events.

 

Come relax, study, or discuss in our cafe or patio.

 

Visit our site at www.GlobalGalleryColumbus.com

 

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