Bartolina Sisa, a Bolivian heroine

Bartolina Sisa, a Bolivian heroine

September 5th commemorates the International Day of Indigenous Women. The day honors the legacy of Bartolina Sisa, an Aymara leader who was executed in 1782 for organizing a sweeping rebellion against Spanish colonial rule. Sisa was born in 1750 in Q’ara Qhatu,...
Why the Chaco Fund?

Why the Chaco Fund?

“Why are we doing this?”   An Unfilled Need Bolivia has made enormous strides over the past twenty years in expanding and improving access to education. Literacy and school completion rates have improved greatly and high school students even have access to...
Why Educate Women?

Why Educate Women?

Educating young women, in particular, confers diverse benefits to society, so much so that female education has been called a “silver bullet” for social progress. Benefits of female education include cultural and climate resilience, health improvement, and poverty...