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.
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.
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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.Learn More