23 November 2012
For Carmela Roa and her family, WFP food means bringing back life after heavy floods in the Paraguayan Chaco. The food arrived in a precise moment when all of their reserves had perished with the water. The food has given them strength to survive and, for now, vitality to continue the recuperation stage.
12 November 2012
A delegation of ambassadors and representatives of the international cooperation reached El Espinillo, in the Paraguayan Chaco, to see firsthand the hardships that the indigenous people went through during this year’s floods and what their needs are more than six months after the disaster. While their situation remains dramatic, the humanitarian response has brought hope for the future.
1 November 2012
A group of 300 Bolivian beekeepers, among 1,000 ecological producers, celebrate the inauguration of a fridge that will allow them to preserve their products, guaranteeing its sale in a near future and generate income for their families. This project receives the support of the Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund (MDG-F).
31 October 2012
Since she was a little girl, Basilia already knew about orchards. Her mother died when she was eight years old, meaning she had to leave school to take care of the orchards and the care and feeding of her little brothers alongside her father. Today, a WFP cash and vouchers programme, financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), teaches Basilia and other women new techniques to cultivate orchards. The result is a better nutrition for their families.
5 October 2012
First it was the drought. Then the unusual heavy rains and floods washed away Cristina Garcia and her family's belongings, livelihoods and food. Two months later, she and her family were on the verge of leaving their small shack and plot, and move with their children to a nearby farm to work (including the children) so they could eat. Just in time WFP and the Government of Paraguay began food distributions in their community.
12 September 2012
Education is the surest route to a better life for kids in the Bolivian highlands, one of the poorest regions in South America, where staying in school is easier said than done. Nutritious meals provided by WFP not only help to keep kids in class, but give them the nutrition they need to grow and learn.
23 August 2012
WFP gives a training session about maternal and child health as well as nutrition to the community of Eduardo Abaroa. This training is open to women, but it is specifically for men and boys. At first the males of the community are hesitant. But in the end the training proved well worth it.
5 June 2012
The European Union funding to promote sustainable school feeding programmes concluded last year, but the actions undertaken by WFP with their support are bearing fruit in Bolivia. Meet Francisca Mamani and her partners who learned the art of microenterprise. A bakery is the letter of these entrepreneurs.
5 January 2012
The online quiz game Freerice crossed another milestone today with the addition of its one millionth registered player. The game, which allows players to raise rice for the hungry with every correct answer, has provided meals to almost 5 million people since launching in 2007.
30 November 2011
WFP and KONAMI Digital Entertainment have teamed up to create an online game with a real-world impact. Food Force puts players at the helm of the world’s largest humanitarian aid agency. It combines the multiplayer fun of other popular social media games with the ability to provide real meals to hungry children around the globe. Start playing Food Force!
- UN agency helps stave off hunger and save farms in southern Bolivia Source: UN News Centre
- WB to launch 1.5 billion USD agricultural fund Source: Vietnam Business Finance
- An interview with Vitoria Ginja of the World Food Programme in Bolivia Source: Examiner.com
- 13 November 2013 Bolivia: From The Orchard To The Pot
- 5 October 2013 Bolivia: Implementing a Sustainable School Feeding Model
- 30 September 2013 Paraguay: The People’s Tenacity Revives El Chaco