“Quaker Bolivia Link (QBL) is an international development organization guided by Quaker principles and dedicated to reducing poverty among the indigenous peoples of Bolivia. QBL works with the indigenous people to fund, construct, and monitor community-based projects, in a non-sectarian manner, to provide clean water, improve food security, promote better health, and generate local income.” –Quaker Boliva Link
QBL is in the process of completing four water projects in the Coro Coro region of Bolivia: the villages of Phina Litoral, Phina Pallini, Quinoani, and Rosapata. These projects are being funded by a collaboration of several Rotary Clubs—Hobbs, N.M.; and San Jorge, Bolivia among them—with additional support from other QBL U.S. donors.
Water has become an increasingly important issue in the Altiplano since climate change has been altering the pattern of rainy and dry seasons. Safe water is directly linked to community health and food security for the indigenous Aymara people. Now in its twenty‐fifth year, QBL continues to serve communities as a Quaker response to poverty in Bolivia.