Vouchers for Work Fill the Plates of Hundreds of Families in Bolivia

Published on 17 June 2014

Through Food for Assets and Vouchers for Work programmes, a WFP emergency operation in Bolivia's El Chaco region managed to rehabilitate livelihoods, ensure food safety and prevent the massive migration of 10,000 indigenous families affected by climate change and whose livelihoods depend on agricultural production. Through the first programme, Vouchers for Work, communities work on the rehabilitation of the villages and crop fields in exchange for food vouchers. The second programme, Food for Assets,  is implemented in areas with low food availability and the beneficiaries receive food in exchange for their work. WFP plans to introduce new technology and will begin using electronic vouchers.

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