Nueva Esperanza

The community of Nueva Esperanza has graduated


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In 2020, the community transitioned from sponsorship to self-sufficiency and World Vision is no longer on site. Because of the dedication and partnership of Canadians like you, local people and organizations have been equipped to continue leading the community’s development – and that is something to celebrate!  

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.
Thanks to the generosity of Canadian sponsors like you, life in Nueva Esperanza has improved. Your support will have a lasting impact for years to come. Let’s celebrate these accomplishments!

  • 99% of children attending primary and secondary school, graduated
  • 72% of the children in the community can now read and write
  • 200 school teachers received training on child-centered learning
  • Tutoring has helped 634 children
Health and Nutrition
  • 1,200 children are enrolled and being monitored in nutritional programs
  • 10,000 people now have access to clean water
  • More than 800 parents learned about healthy nutrition
  • 700 families now have access to sanitation facilities
Child Protection
  • More than 1,200 children learned about child rights
  • Local networks are empowering children/youth to advocate for their rights
  • 50 community leaders are working with local authorities to improve child well-being services
*Results for this community updated for 2020

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current conditions

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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!