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Relief and development organization helping children worldwide by tackling causes of poverty and developing access to clean water, food, health care, education, and economic opportunities.
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To accomplish our mission making the most responsible and effective use of the resources that the Lord provides, by producing and distributing radio broadcasts, financially supporting national missionaries, providing Christian literature, and employing any other means that will bring honor to the Lord Jesus Christ.
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At Eevah, we create beautiful jewelry with the desire to impact lives around the world. At the heart of our company is the passion to help children in under-resourced areas of the world.
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At Medical Ambassadors International we build relationships with the world’s most vulnerable people and together we work to heal communities both physically and spiritually.
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Boliviaâ's environment faces threat from soil erosion and degradation due to overgrazing and extensive agricultural use.1 The use of chemical fertilizers, slash and burn agriculture, and poor cultivation methods has leached nutrients from Boliviaâ's naturally fertile soil.2 Attempts at rapid industrialization and economic development have also created concerns with deforestation and industrial pollution.3 In addition to polluting the environment, these practices have also threatened biodiversity.4 There are roughly 125 species of plants and animals in Bolivia that are endangered.5 Some direct results of climate change in Bolivia could be food insecurity, natural disasters, mosquito borne diseases, and forest fires.6

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1 http://www.fsdinternational.org/country/bolivia/envissues
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5 http://commons.bcit.ca/catttrax2/south_america/bolivia/endangered/
6 http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/bolivia-climate-change-adaptation-summary-0911.pdf
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Bolivia News

Telegraph.co.uk 
Caroline Joyner has won our weekly travel writing competition after discovering the unusual way that young people in Bolivia are earning their stripes. Squinting in the high altitude sunshine of downtown La Paz, all my senses are assaulted at once. See more..
Business Day 
It's easy to be a brilliant photographer in Bolivia as the scenery is amazing, with dazzling white salt flats, red lagoons peppered with pink flamingoes and the snowy Andes as a backdrop. The people are just as spectacular — tiny women in bright ... See more..
Al Jazeera America 
Brazil nuts are one of Bolivia's main industries. But getting the nuts from the Amazon to Bolivia's capital La Paz is a challenge of almost epic proportions. The nuts are harvested in the heart of the Bolivian Amazon, where the shells are collected ... See more..
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Argonaut 
Claire Majors, a University of Idaho mechanical engineering senior, spent 10 days in Bolivia over the summer to help install a gravity feed water supply system for a local village as part of the UI Humanitarian Engineering Corps (UI-HEC). “I could feel ... See more..
The Independent 
This small town in eastern Bolivia was founded in 1612, and it has kept its colonial charm, surrounded by mountains and valleys with a temperate climate thanks to its elevation. But Vallegrande's real claim to fame is its inextricable link to the world ... See more..
Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun 
Five years ago, a team of students from Cornell Engineers Without Borders decided to build a bridge in Bolivia. What had started as a trip to assess the water sanitation quality in Calcha, a small local village, turned into a recognition of the ... See more..
Deutsche Welle 
Bolivian President Evo Morales' most recent attempt to extend term limits prompted protests across Bolivia on Tuesday. In San Francisco square in the city of La Paz, protesters carried signs that read: "Bolivia said 'no'!" while others waved around the ... See more..
Sports Illustrated 
Find out how to watch Uruguay and Bolivia on Oct. 10. See more..
Kotaku 
With tens of thousands of players in the game, mistakes are bound to happen from time to time, but the difference here is that it's turned into an international thing. Bolivian players of Football Manager noticed his supposed South American heritage ... See more..
The Independent 
Montpellier's French right back Ruben Aguilar has become a surprise sensation in Bolivia – and all because of an error on the latest version of Football Manager ... See more..
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Geography

Central South America, southwest of Brazil
Area

Total 1,098,581 sq km
Land 1,083,301 sq km
Water 15,280 sq km

Climate

varies with altitude; humid and tropical to cold and semiarid
Natural Resources

tin, natural gas, petroleum, zinc, tungsten, antimony, silver, iron, lead, gold, timber, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

flooding in the northeast (March to April)

volcanism: volcanic activity in Andes Mountains on the border with Chile; historically active volcanoes in this region are Irruputuncu (elev. 5,163 m), which last erupted in 1995, and Olca-Paruma volcanic activity in Andes Mountains on the border with Chile; historically active volcanoes in this region are Irruputuncu (elev. 5,163 m), which last erupted in 1995, and Olca-Paruma
Current Environmental Issues

the clearing of land for agricultural purposes and the international demand for tropical timber are contributing to deforestation; soil erosion from overgrazing and poor cultivation methods (including slash-and-burn agriculture); desertification; loss of biodiversity; industrial pollution of water supplies used for drinking and irrigation

Demographics

Nationality
Bolivian
Population
10,461,053 (July 2013 est.)
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Bolivia is one of the poorest and least developed countries in Latin America. Following a disastrous economic crisis during the early 1980s, reforms spurred private investment, stimulated economic growth, and cut poverty rates in the 1990s. The period 2003-05 was characterized by political instability, racial tensions, and violent protests against plans - subsequently abandoned - to export Bolivia's newly discovered natural gas reserves to large Northern Hemisphere markets. In 2005, the government passed a controversial hydrocarbons law that imposed significantly higher royalties and required foreign firms then operating under risk-sharing contracts to surrender all production to the state energy company ...See More in exchange for a predetermined service fee. The global recession slowed growth, but Bolivia recorded the highest growth rate in South America during 2009. During 2010-12 high world commodity prices sustained rapid growth and large trade surpluses. However, a lack of foreign investment in the key sectors of mining and hydrocarbons, along with growing conflict among social groups pose challenges for the Bolivian economy. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$56.14 billion (2012 est.); $53.34 billion (2011 est.); $50.72 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

25.3% of GDP (2012 est.); 28.4% of GDP (2011 est.); 21.5% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

soybeans, coffee, coca, cotton, corn, sugarcane, rice, potatoes; Brazil nuts; timber
Industries

mining, smelting, petroleum, food and beverages, tobacco, handicrafts, clothing, jewelry