Housing Poverty In Bolivia
- 2,415 people served in FY21
- 2,300 People supported through repairs in FY21
- Projects: Construction, renovation, land & women's rights, WaSH
The country suffers from stark differences in living conditions between the higher and lower incomes of the population who live in slum housing that lack the most essential facilities.
Bolivia, similar to its neighbors in the region, continues to experience rapid urbanization with the most vulnerable families settling in peri-urban areas in precarious housing conditions. More than 67% of the population lives in urban areas, concentrated primarily in the metropolitan center. It is estimated that 80% of the population will be urban by 2030.
According to the National Institute of Statistics data, the qualitative shortage is characterized by severe overcrowding, experienced by approximately 30% of the families. In 24% of cases, three or more people sleep in a single room and an estimated 31% of the population has inadequate living conditions.
Since 2020, we initiated specific water, sanitation, and hygiene or WASH projects in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the needs of vulnerable families, so that they can have safe housing with a bathroom, kitchen, laundry area, and access to drinking water.
Considering that the construction sector is vital for post-COVID-19 economic recovery, we trained and supported women construction workers to strengthen their technical skills in plumbing, electricity, and painting, and thus improve their employability.Read more about Bolivia
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