Quaker Bolivia Link (QBL) is an international non-sectarian organization guided by the Quaker principles of integrity, equality, community, simplicity, and peace. QBL was established in 1995 by a group of British Quakers who traveled to Bolivia and returned moved by both the culture of the indigenous Aymara people, and the extreme poverty they witnessed. Through sustainable practices and respected relationships with the Aymara people, QBL has grown steadily since its inception. 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.
QBL envisions a world where the Aymara people of the Altiplano have the water, food security, and economic means to maintain their culture and allow their children access to education and health. As a large indigenous group in the Plurinational State of Bolivia the Aymara have the opportunity to be a voice for growth, cultural integrity, and continued development in Bolivia once their basic needs for water, food, and sustainability have been met. The Aymara can be a strong voice for cultural diversity in the world while moving into the modern world with a sustainable lifestyle.