Bountiful Children's Foundation

Bolivia


Population: 11,922,995 in 2022
GDP per capita (US$): $3,143 in 2020


The burden of malnutrition in Bolivia:

  • Anemia in pregnancy decreased from 35.3% in 2000 to 33.7% in 2019
  • Low birth weight Infants decreased from 8% in 2000 to 7.2% in 2015
  • Under-5 mortality rate per 1,000 live births:
    • Boys decreased from 80 in 2000 to 28.5 in 2019
    • Girls decreased from 70.8 in 2000 to 23.3 in 2019
  • Malnutrition in children under 5 years of age:
    • Stunting decreased from 32.4% in 2003 to 16.1% in 2016
    • Wasting increased from 1.7% in 2003 to 2% in 2016

Source: Global Nutrition Report, 2022


Bountiful Children in Bolivia

  • Bountiful Children began serving in Bolivia in 2014
  • 142 children and 22 mothers receive help each month as of 2022
  • See additional information below

Bolivia - History and Demographics

Bolivia is a land-locked country located in western-central South America. It is bordered to the north and east by Brazil, to the southeast by Paraguay, to the south by Argentina, to the southwest by Chile, and to the northwest by Peru. One-third of the country is within the Andean mountain range. Bolivia remains the second poorest country in South America. The climate of Bolivia varies drastically from one eco-region to the other, from the tropics in the eastern llanos to a polar climate in the western Andes.


 

Bountiful Children in Bolivia

Bolivia has the worst childhood malnutrition in South America. Bountiful Children began their program in 2014 in the highlands and jungles of Bolivia where there are high rates of malnutrition. We give milk powder and Sprinkles. Sprinkles is a micronutrient supplement produced by the World Health Organization which supplies adequate Vitamin A, iron, and zinc to growing children). We encourage mothers to go to their local health clinics for Cerelac from the state programs, but that aid is only given to children under 3 years of age.

Cochabamba Alalay

Cochabamba Quillacolo

Cochabamba Sacaba

Cochabamba Sarco

Oruro

Santa Cruz

Tarija

Tupiza

Considering A Donation?

100% of your donation goes directly toward helping children in need! Overhead costs are covered by generous board member donations.

  • $8 = feeds 1 child for a month
  • $25 = feeds 3 children for a month
  • $100 = feeds 1 child for a year
  • $500 = feeds an average community for a month
  • $6,000 = adopts a community of your choice for one year

Bountiful's Mission

Our mission is to nurture the potential of infants and toddlers to lead healthy, productive, and self-reliant lives by eliminating malnutrition. 100% of every dollar donated is used to help children in need.

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