HATN Travel Team to Bolivia – August 2016 | HATN.org

HATN Travel Team to Bolivia – August 2016

Posted in: Bolivia, Volunteers


Where in the world? Bolivia, South America

When? August 2016

Who? 10 Canadians + MANOS Bolivia team

What Project? Partnership with the “Fundación Kumi”

Fundación Kumi in a Bolivian charity located in Cochabamba that helps children from low-income families by providing a safe space to do their homework, eat, obtain medical attention and just be kids. Kumi was founded by a couple who saw the need in their community and wanted to help the children. They rely solely on donations – they do not receive government funding.

HATN partnered with Kumi to focus on infrastructure. The team repaired the outdoor space to allow the children to play outside in a space, clean space. We repaired the exterior walls, paved a cement pad, installed playground equipment and painted the area. We also built new benches to use in the classrooms.

The team also assisted with repairing the water pump and building a storage unit for the pump system.

During the HATN visit, we coordinated a visit by a doctor to provide free checkups for the children and answer medical questions. Our volunteers also led nutrition seminars with the children to teach healthy eating habits.

If you’d like to read more about HATN projects in Bolivia, click here or email bolivia@hatn.org.

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