Had you been born into an indigenous family in the high Andes of Bolivia, chances are you would have no birth certificate to carry with you in life — no way to get an I.D., or register to vote, or obtain a marriage license. To the government, you would not officially exist.
Your parents, try as they might, would spend most of their days working to grow a small amount of potatoes, corn and beans in poor soil at 11,000 feet. You’d eat basically the same thing, day after day — which would stunt your growth. Your water might come from a nearby open well or stream — and you would not know that parasites in it were causing your diarrhea and stomach aches.
With the work that LWR is doing in Bolivia, however, that scenario is changing.
With your support, LWR works to end injustice and human suffering in Bolivia
Read more at LWR In Depth >>
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