Helpmeets Bolivia. Hilary Albrecht & James Sawyer. Our Original Project. Transfer of traditions from College Station campus to Qatar campus: Aimed at uniting the two campuses Increasing awareness of traditions G etting international students and students on campus involved in the project.
El Hospital del Niño in La Paz, Bolivia
160-bed, government-owned, underfinanced pediatric center with an annual budget of around $500,000.
The hospital has a desperate need of medical supplies, which leads to tragic outcomes for many of the patients.
Even basic medical supplies are scarce, so even small donations would make a huge difference.
Since 1950 the Bolivian population has more than doubled. As of 1995, the population of Bolivia totaled 7.4 million and has grown at a rate of 2.4 percent annually since 1991. The current population of the country is 8,043,499, with roughly 62.5% located in urban zones and 37.5% in rural areas.
Almost 30% of the population lives in La Paz
Despite the importance of its tin, silver, and other mines and its large reserves of natural gas and crude oil, Bolivia is one of the poorest nations in Latin America and still lives by a subsistence economy
We are creating a student organization to raise money and awareness for the hospital.
Have set up an account as well as a website to handle donations through PayPal
Organization to continue through the summer and into the fall once the paperwork goes through
Donations on the website
Hope that the project will be continued by AFIL students. One prospective student (Belen Berdegue) is particularly interested