a rich heritage.
is a country with
Bolivia
live in extreme poverty
but indigenous in rural areas
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to help change that.
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Quaker Bolivia Link (QBL)

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.

Our History and Structure

Quaker Bolivia Link (QBL) was founded in the UK. After returning from a study tour of the region, 20 Quakers convened to address the tremendous poverty they had witnessed.

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Where We Work

We have developed an interactive Google map of many of QBL’s project sites. We are continuously working on updating the information about each project.

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QBL People

Today, QBL operates through a dedicated local staff in La Paz, Bolivia, and three Boards, one each in Bolivia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

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Our Principles

Protecting a rich Bolivian history.

QBL works to raise awareness of Bolivian culture and society.

Gender Neutral

QBL seeks to include men and women equally in the planning and leadership of projects.

Fair and Balanced

QBL only funds projects that do not have a religious purpose and neither includes nor excludes communities because of their religious beliefs.

Our Projects

  • Water & Sanitation
    We have made it our priority to install water projects and ensure that they are functioning properly.Learn More
  • Food Security
    These projects provide food security to Aymara families through the cultivation of quinoa and construction of greenhouses.Learn More
  • Agriculture & Livestock
    The Altiplano thrives on agriculture, so we strive to provide them with the means keep their families healthy and increase their income.Learn More
  • Economic Development
    These projects include trout production and commercialization; weaving of Alpaca products and other economic development projects.Learn More

Help indigenous build lives.

Sixty-five percent of Bolivians are indigenous Andean people. They are poor and marginalized in their own country. They face many obstacles including poor soil, a short growing season and a lack of safe water for drinking and irrigation. There is widespread malnutrition.

Help us fund sustainable and community-driven projects. 

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It takes a village.

QBL has a process that encourages sustainable development through investment, education, and public health infrastructure improvement. With community engagement and respected relationships across Bolivia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, QBL seeks funding to be able to continue working with the Aymara people to address the problems associated with extreme poverty in Bolivia.

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More than 15,000 families in Bolivia have been positively impacted

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