SOUTH AMERICA

Bolivia

DESIGNATED GIFT POLICY

Spending of funds is confined to organization-approved programs and projects. Each restricted contribution designated towards an organization-approved program or project will be used as designated with the understanding that, when the need for such a program or project has been met or cannot be completed for any reason determined by the organization, the remaining restricted contributions designated for such program or project will be used where needed most.

Projects in South America

Agua Yaku brings clean water to rural communities in poverty...

Agua Yaku

 

Agua Yaku

Agua Yaku brings clean water to rural communities in poverty stricken Bolivia. The name for the project are the Spanish and Quechua words for water. Clean water is provided by either drilling a new shallow well through the sandy soil at the start of the jungle area or by bringing Sawyer water filters to the community where they have water but contaminated water.

The large number of children living on the streets in...

Candelero Street Kids

 

Candelero Street Kids

The large number of children living on the streets in Tarija and other Bolivian cities is on the rise. The Candelero Street Kids Ministry has rented a building and opens each day for children to come and have a safe place to do their homework, have bible lessons, have a large, healthy meal and receive counselling from the staff. In addition to the drop-in center, Candelero Boys’ Home is open to boys who have been abandoned or have left their families out of desperation to escape poverty. It is a residential home outside of Tarija.

Casa Mariposa serves to develop, build and maintain this ministry and...

Casa Mariposa

 

Casa Mariposa

Casa Mariposa serves to develop, build and maintain this ministry and facility which focuses on helping the Low German Mennonite women and children who are in crisis. This involves providing them with a safe place to spend the night, a place to leave their children when they are in alcohol addiction treatment at a neighboring ministry, and/or a place to escape sexual abuse in their homes.

Previously known as “The Ruth and Noemi Transition House,” the...

El Alfarero Center for Family Care

 

El Alfarero Center for Family Care

Previously known as “The Ruth and Noemi Transition House,” the El Alfarero Center for Family Care provides refuge for women who are currently suffering from domestic abuse. Their primary focus is to provide counseling and mentoring for women and families suffering from violence at home.

Ibinias Ministry focuses on funding and bringing a spiritual ministry...

Ibnias Ministry

 

Ibnias Ministry

Ibinias Ministry focuses on funding and bringing a spiritual ministry to the Mennonites who live in the Ibinias community. This includes health issues, spiritual growth, education and community development.

La Roca, “The Rock” is a Pailon, Bolivia based community...

La Roca

 

La Roca

La Roca, “The Rock” is a Pailon, Bolivia based community centre which seeks to serve their surrounding community as a large facility which will allow for seasonal Bible School, children’s evangelism events, youth outreach, weddings and funerals, music concerts, summer camps, street hockey and basically any other gathering that a local Christian church or ministry wishes to create.

NOVO is a redemptive community project in Bolivia that is...

NOVO

 

NOVO

NOVO is a redemptive community project in Bolivia that is a culturally sensitive ministry, redeeming men from a life of drug and alcohol addiction. Our staff directs the ministry, including hiring and managing the local staff, counselling, administration and giving pastoral care to the residents.

There are the hundreds of thousands of people living in...

RTM Radio Ministry

 

RTM Radio Ministry

There are the hundreds of thousands of people living in the rural areas of eastern Bolivia primarily the Low German speaking Mennonite colonists and the Quechua/Spanish speaking local indigenous people. The RTM Radio Ministry reaches these people through inspirational religious broadcasts, local and international news, social programming that address issues in the community, health talks and hours of music.

South America Development focuses on church growth, discipleship, education and...

South America Development

 

South America Development

South America Development focuses on church growth, discipleship, education and community outreach and development in South American countries.

Located in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Talita Cumi is a place of short...

Talita Cumi

 

Talita Cumi

Located in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Talita Cumi is a place of short and long term refuge for orphaned, abused and abandoned children ages 4 to 18. Their mission is to tangibly show the overwhelming love of Jesus Christ through service to and relationships with these little ones, whose resiliency rises above the apparent limitations of their situations.

Missionaries in South America

Project: El Alfarero Center for Family Care This project was...

Beams, Danny & Vanessa

Career Missionaries in Bolivia
 

Beams, Danny & Vanessa

Position: Career Missionaries in Bolivia

Project: El Alfarero Center for Family Care

This project was previously called the “Ruth and Noemi Transition House.”  It’s primary focus was to give young women who suffer from abuse a refuge where they could live, and receive counseling and job training to improve their lives. The project has shifted its focus somewhat and is now called “CAFA” which stands for “Centro de Apoyo Familiar El Alfarero”. Translated to English this means, “El Alfarero Center for Family Care.”  While CAFA continues to maintain a refuge for women, the refuge is now reserved for women who are currently suffering from domestic abuse and need a temporary shelter for safety reasons. The primary focus of CAFA is a non-residential counseling and mentoring program for women and families who are suffering from violence in the home. The CAFA staff train volunteers in counseling and mentoring. CAFA administrates ongoing 13 week group sessions, and private counseling and legal assistance for women and families (abused and abusers).

Other projects they are involved in: Project: Agua Yaku

Project: Candelero Street Kids The large number of children living...

Blackburn, Helen

Professional Associates in Bolivia
 

Blackburn, Helen

Position: Professional Associates in Bolivia

Project: Candelero Street Kids

The large number of children living on the streets in Tarija and other Bolivian cities is on the rise. The Candelero Street Kids Ministry has rented a building and opens each day for children to come and have a safe place to do their homework, have bible lessons, have a large, healthy meal and receive counselling from the staff. In addition to the drop-in center, Candelero Boys’ Home is open to boys who have been abandoned or have left their families out of desperation to escape poverty. It is a residential home outside of Tarija.

Other Projects they are involved in: Project: Tarija Summer English Institute

Project: La Roca La Roca, “The Rock” is a Pailon,...

Driedger, Dale & Bev

Mission Associates in Bolivia
 

Driedger, Dale & Bev

Position: Mission Associates in Bolivia

Project: La Roca

La Roca, “The Rock” is a Pailon, Bolivia based community centre which seeks to serve their surrounding community as a large facility which will allow for seasonal Bible School, children’s evangelism events, youth outreach, weddings and funerals, music concerts, summer camps, street hockey and basically any other gathering that a local Christian church or ministry wishes to create.

Other Projects they are involved in:  Project: Casa Mariposa [Esther Ministry], Project: South America Development

Project: Casa Mariposa Casa Mariposa serves to develop, build and maintain...

Ginter, Terry & Sandra

Career Apprentice in Bolivia
 

Ginter, Terry & Sandra

Position: Career Apprentice in Bolivia

Project: Casa Mariposa

Casa Mariposa serves to develop, build and maintain this ministry and facility which focuses on helping the Low German Mennonite women and children who are in crisis. This involves providing them with a safe place to spend the night, a place to leave their children when they are in alcohol addiction treatment at a neighboring ministry, and/or a place to escape sexual abuse in their homes.

Other projects Terry & Sandra are involved in: Project: La Roca

Project: Casa Mariposa Casa Mariposa serves to develop, build and maintain...

Harder, Richard & Trudi

Career Apprentice in Bolivia
 

Harder, Richard & Trudi

Position: Career Apprentice in Bolivia

Project: Casa Mariposa

Casa Mariposa serves to develop, build and maintain this ministry and facility which focuses on helping the Low German Mennonite women and children who are in crisis. This involves providing them with a safe place to spend the night, a place to leave their children when they are in alcohol addiction treatment at a neighboring ministry, and/or a place to escape sexual abuse in their homes.

Project: Casa Mariposa Casa Mariposa serves to develop, build and maintain...

Harms, Henry & Judy

Mission Associate in Bolivia
 

Harms, Henry & Judy

Position: Mission Associate in Bolivia

Project: Casa Mariposa

Casa Mariposa serves to develop, build and maintain this ministry and facility which focuses on helping the Low German Mennonite women and children who are in crisis. This involves providing them with a safe place to spend the night, a place to leave their children when they are in alcohol addiction treatment at a neighboring ministry, and/or a place to escape sexual abuse in their homes.

Other projects Henry & Judy are involved in: Project: Ibnias Ministry

Project: Candelero Street Kids The large number of children living...

MacKnee, Heather

Career Missionary in Bolivia
 

MacKnee, Heather

Position: Career Missionary in Bolivia

Project: Candelero Street Kids

The large number of children living on the streets in Tarija and other Bolivian cities is on the rise. The Candelero Street Kids Ministry has rented a building and opens each day for children to come and have a safe place to do their homework, have bible lessons, have a large, healthy meal and receive counselling from the staff. In addition to the drop-in center, Candelero Boys’ Home is open to boys who have been abandoned or have left their families out of desperation to escape poverty. It is a residential home outside of Tarija.

Project: NOVO NOVO is a redemptive community project in Bolivia...

McCaig, Warren & Jackie

Career Missionaries in Bolivia
 

McCaig, Warren & Jackie

Position: Career Missionaries in Bolivia

Project: NOVO

NOVO is a redemptive community project in Bolivia that is a culturally sensitive ministry, redeeming men from a life of drug and alcohol addiction. Our staff directs the ministry, including hiring and managing the local staff, counselling, administration and giving pastoral care to the residents.

Other Project Warren & Jackie are involved in: Project: Talita Cumi, Project: RTM Radio Ministry

Project: Ibnias Ministry The primary focus of this ministry is...

Neufeld, Jake & Mary

Professional Associate in Bolivia
 

Neufeld, Jake & Mary

Position: Professional Associate in Bolivia

Project: Ibnias Ministry

The primary focus of this ministry is to renew old relationships and build new ones among the Mennonite people of Bolivia with the goal of discipling and encouraging new believers, and sharing the hope of the Gospel.

Other Projects Jake and Mary are involved in:  Project: Casa Mariposa

Project: NOVO NOVO is a redemptive community project in Bolivia...

Partington, Andy & Mickey

Career Missionaries in Bolivia
 

Partington, Andy & Mickey

Position: Career Missionaries in Bolivia

Project: NOVO

NOVO is a redemptive community project in Bolivia that is a culturally sensitive ministry, redeeming men from a life of drug and alcohol addiction. Our staff directs the ministry, including hiring and managing the local staff, counselling, administration and giving pastoral care to the residents.

Project: NOVO NOVO is a redemptive community project in Bolivia...

Penner, Myron & Jodi

Mission Associate in Bolivia
 

Penner, Myron & Jodi

Position: Mission Associate in Bolivia

Project: NOVO

NOVO is a redemptive community project in Bolivia that is a culturally sensitive ministry, redeeming men from a life of drug and alcohol addiction. Our staff directs the ministry, including hiring and managing the local staff, counselling, administration and giving pastoral care to the residents.