The Andean programme works mainly in Bolivia (60% of our activities) and Peru (40% of our activities). However, HI also works in Paraguay through an Italian NGO (COOPI) to implement a natural disaster risk reduction project.
The organisation works in Bolivia to help people with disabilities get decent jobs and improve their inclusion in society. In the municipality of El Alto, in the west of the country, it runs training sessions for professional inclusion staff on both organisational and technical aspects.
HI has also set up seven rehabilitation centres in the departments of Potosi and Oruro and is helping to train staff in the centres, to ensure that people with disabilities have access to the rehabilitation services they need.
Bolivia, like the other South American countries, is particularly vulnerable to natural disasters. The country is highly exposed to earthquakes, floods and volcanic eruptions. Humanity & Inclusion supports local stakeholders (local authorities, civil protection) to ensure that they take the most vulnerable into account in earthquake preparedness plans.