La Paz is the highest capital city in the world at 11,910 feet
Bolivia has the worlds largest butterfly sanctuary
The most dangerous road in the world, the “Road of Death”, is here. Only 30% of the roads in Bolivia are paved, mainly in the cities
While around 90% have access to potable water, on 50% have adequate sanitation / toilets
Only 4% of the country is arable land
2/3 of the population (80% in rural areas) lives below the poverty line
40% of the population's incomes are insfficient to meet basic food needs
INVEST IN BOLIVIA
What's the Situation?
Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in Latin America, nearly 2/3rds of its 9.5 million population live below the poverty line. In rural areas, this number jumps to 80% below the poverty line. Just over a quarter of children under 5 are malnourished, with nearly 40% in rural areas. Only a third of the households provide adequate caloric intake. Subsistence agriculture is the way of life for the largely rural and indigenous population, and during lean seasons these people experience food deficits. Frequent natural disasters also make agriculture an unreliable source of income. The farmers here are in need of a little fertilization to help them prosper.
How is Homegrown helping?
Bolivia is in desperate need of an agriculutral boost. Therefore, Homegrown is focusing on improving the farming conditions and adapting practices to meet Bolivia's unique needs. Limited land and a large population below the poverty line will present a challenge for the organization.
What Can You Do?
Investing in Bolivia will help ensure that our organization is able to provide the resources needed to help the Land Bank Farmers earn an income. Efficiency will be key to our success.