This has been a super two months for CONGRATULATIONS!!  Elizabethfinished her studies in Gastronomy, Ivett successfully completed her final defense of her thesis in Biochemistry and Pharmacy, and Pilar graduated from the UMSA as an Engineer in Industrial Chemistry!!!! 

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Cesar at the home for the elderly.      Anel bathing and dressing homeless child

And September was volunteer month for the students at Helping Hands.We invite you to check out our album “Voluntary Work!” You will be surprised to see the many ways our students helped others including haircutsdonations of blood, visiting the elderly and the sick, collecting bottle caps for the children’s cancer campaign and much more. Don’t miss this album.  We are proud of our students!!


Thanks to our donors and to GlobalGiving, 31 of our girls have now been supported for 2018.  However, 24 of these girls will be continuing with Helping Hands for 2019 and new girls will begin. Many of our sponsors and contributors have asked how they could donate monthly. With GlobalGiving it’s easy! From Nov. 27 to Dec. 31 2018 recurring monthly donations will be matched by GlobalGiving on the first donation. If you would like to contribute monthly to Helping Hands, please click here. Or check out our Dental Health micro project for our younger students.  



Leidy           Esther         Maria Salome       Cesar

  • Thank you, PROGEST, for making it possible for 46 of our students to take part in “Caminando por La Vida” to raise funds for poor children with cancer. 

  • Pedro and Juanita invited us to their organic farm in Achocalla to hear a talk on “Masculinity, Machismo and the Patriarchy”.  Lots of food for thought.  

  • Alicia, one of our students who finished her studies in Health Statistics in 2009 now works for a big hospital here in La Paz, and she continues to study.  Here she shows her certificate for studies in Aymara, a local native language. 

We thank every one of you for making this all possible!!
— Linda Zarate (Project Director)

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