In a remote lowland village surrounded by trees and expansive green fields, resides the ninth NPH home, Casa Padre Wasson. The Bolivian family began in April 2005 at a small home in Santa Cruz.
In 2008 NPH Bolivia expanded to their own property in the countryside with 12 family-style homes that house almost 120 children. As Bolivia is the poorest country in South America, NPH is eager to grow and offer protection and family strengthening services to children in need.
Currently 108 children call NPH Bolivia home, while 34 children in the community receive scholarships to study at our school. Another 25 children in the community receive other forms of ongoing support.
Our NPH property includes a community clinic, a primary school, homes for volunteers and staff members, a fish farm, a farm and vegetable garden.
NPH Bolivia is fortunate to be near the community of Portachuelo, where our secondary children attend school. The home is proud to have a number of university students who are living in Santa Cruz and return to NPH on the weekends and during their holidays.
NPH Bolivia is led by National Director Patricia Rueda and employees 45 local staff.
2005: Home opened in Santa Cruz with a family of six children.
2007: Construction began at new home site near Portachuelo.
2008: Family moved to new location with 50 children.
2009: First three young people graduated from high school.
2011: Home population reached 100 children. First three students began university.
2012: Vegetable garden and farm project began.
2016: Fish cultivation project began.
2016: A second school building was completed.
2017: Expansion of agricultural program.
2020: Our NPH Bolivia family is affected by Covid19.
2021: Our volunteer programme is restarted and we welcome some of our former volunteers back.