Nueva Esperanza

The community of Nueva Esperanza is graduating

Nueva Esperanza’s community is making strong progress toward caring for all its children, not just those who are sponsored. They are now transitioning to self-sufficiency. Together with other Canadians, you’ve played an important part in helping Nueva Esperanza get there. Thank you! 

With the help of your generous and loving support, life in Nueva Esperanza has transformed. Children and families are much stronger now. The community has met its goals, and its members are working together to tackles new ones. Your support will have a lasting impact for years to come.

Nueva Esperanza is the name of three community neighbourhoods near the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia. Most families here are indigenous Aymará and Quechua farmers who moved to escape the poverty they experienced in the Andean highlands. They came hoping for a better life, but in Nueva Esperanza, which means “New Hope, they found a different kind of poverty.

In this rapidly growing suburban area, there were few jobs and limited government services like schools and healthcare centres, minimal access to clean water, and very little sanitation and waste management. Even the physical environment was challenging " the terrain was salty in some areas and rocky in others, making it hard to practice agriculture. As a result, most people looked for work in small trades, transportation or service industries, while trying to grow enough food to feed their families on the side.

Thanks to the generosity of Canadian sponsors like you, life in Nueva Esperanza has improved. Children and families have grown stronger and are working together to overcome their challenges. Your support has opened doors that will have a lasting impact for years to come.
People in Nueva Esperanza are celebrating that they are now empowered to move forward without World Vision’s presence. Here are some of the accomplishments:

Child Protection
  • 1 child parliament is empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 1 community group is in place to protect children by monitoring and reporting child rights violations
  • 140 community members learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 40 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 40 young people are participating in community decisions and advocating for the protection and wellbeing of children
Results achieved from October 2017 to September 2018
  • 71.8% of children could read and understand the material by grade 6 in 2017 significantly increasing from 38.0% in 2014.
  • 3.0% of children were underweight according to their age, as a result of malnutrition in 2017 significantly decreasing from 8.0% in 2014.
Statistically significant whereby Type-I error is less than 5%    Results of World Vision Canada's evaluation in Nueva Esperanza, Bolivia in 2017

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current conditions

To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.


Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Nueva Esperanza,  is in Phase 3

PHASE 3: Enhance sustainability

Children and families enjoy improved living conditions. They're ready to become independent and continue the work you helped start. We invite you to help another child and community!