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Bolivia

 

Presbyterian World Mission works in partnership with the Joining Hands for Life Network, which promotes environmental sustainability and empowerment of marginalized communities. With the support of our mission co-worker, Presbyterians from the United States connect with communities in Bolivia to address the root causes of hunger and poverty and to promote fullness of life for all.

Joining Hands for Life

Joining Hands for Life is a network comprised of nine organizations and churches from different parts of Bolivia. Its concerns include environmental contamination from the mining industry and issues related to land and health. It also educates youth about the growing water-related issues in Bolivia and throughout the world, and it works to empower communities, specifically women, to exercise their human rights. Joining Hands for Life is sponsored by the Presbyterian Hunger Program.

The Independent Presbyterian Church in Bolivia

The church was founded in 2004 and is a small denomination with a big heart for evangelism. Through pastoral accompaniment, scholarships and financial support, the PC(USA) has been in solidarity with the nascent Independent Presbyterian Church in Bolivia in its quest to become an independent and authentically Bolivian church—self-sustaining, self-propagating and self-governing.