Bolivian Charity Foundation

aka Proyecto Horizonte   |   New York, NY   |  www.proyectohorizonte.org
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Mission

To Help Fund Charity and Educational projects in Bolivia dedicated to the survival, health, and physical well-being of Children and the poor in the different provinces of Bolivia.

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Proyecto Horizonte is an integrated village development program, located in the outskirts of Cochabamba, Bolivia. It serves over 800 children, and its families, with a well planned concept covering all aspects of life, including education, health care, sports, culture, and community development. The goal of the organization is to lift the area from being one of the poorest and most dangerous places in the region to an opportunity filled and safe sub-center of the city.

• Proyecto Horizonte is completely funded by private donors without any religious, political or other motive. Administrative costs of the project are below 0.5%. Close personal relationships are very important to us, both with the community and our donors.
• The community now contributes towards 15% of the budget, up from 5% when the project started seven years ago.
• Proyecto Horizonte aims to work with local staff only. Almost all employees are from Bolivia and many are from the actual community. International volunteers complete the team
• The approach is holistic. Only if all aspects of the lives are covered, it can be ensured that the work effectively changes the living conditions of the community.
• The approach to microfinance which is used is far beyond traditional concepts; providing primarily training, coaching and ongoing support to micro entrepreneurs instead of pure lending.

The project was founded in 2004 as a private initiative with the objective of fighting poverty and improving human development.
Since its establishment, Proyecto Horizonte has grown to include a day-care center, a primary, secondary and adult school, health center, community training programs including women groups and psychological support, sport and art activities, home improvement programs and microenterprise initiatives including an artisans group. It has 70 employees, all of them from Bolivia, as well as a number of international volunteers.

Ruling year info

1984

Principal Officer

Christian Ruehmer

Main address

520 West 19th Street, # 7C

New York, NY 10011 USA

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EIN

76-0098496

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (Q12)

International Development, Relief Services (Q30)

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Proyecto Horizonte is an integrated village development program, located in the outskirts of Cochabamba, Bolivia. It serves over 800 children, and its families, with a well planned concept covering all aspects of life, including education, health care, sports, culture, and community development. The goal of the organization is to lift the area from being one of the poorest and most dangerous places in the region to an opportunity filled and safe sub-center of the city.

Specific Goals include:

1. Improve the economic situation by prioritizing training for families and individuals
2. Reduce the incidents of frequent, acute and chronic diseases
3. Reduce the number of people at risk and / or vulnerability
4. Leverage the talents and skills in our target population
5. Enhance the physical, social, mental developmentof our target groups
6. Create an environment of inclusion, protection, belonging and integration within community
7. Maximize the active participation in sustainable community development
8. Generate a sense of personal, family and social responsibility

The overall strategy of Proyecto Horizonte is to provide an integral approach to development, which is developed and carried out together with the population of the community in order to respond to the needs and to best make use of available resources. The organization employs a high quality multidisciplinary team; nearly a third of the staff members comes from or live in the geographic area of operations.

The integral approach includes; the facilitation of direct services responding to basic needs such as education and health care; prevention work, for example through sports and arts activities, workshops in a wide range of topics, computer and English classes family planning and hygiene and nutrition programs; and direct intervention such as psychosocial support to people in situations of violence and problematic substance users, additional school support.

Proyecto Horizonte is open for everyone in the community and do not discriminate on any basis. The integral approach ensures coordination between different areas of the organization work to be able to support the participants when and where the help is needed.

The team at Proyecto Horizonte currently has a staff of 75 employees, 20 interns and numerous volunteers. 95% of these employees are Bolivian locals. Every team member is important and each has a significant role to play. Just as they are dedicated to the welfare and development of the areas they work under, we are committed to their health and professional growth.

Over the past years we have made significant progress. The number of program participants increased to 800.
Two classes graduated form our school with the equivalent of the high school diploma.
Over 50 students graduated from the evening school
Two out of two of our microenterprise initiatives have reached sustainability

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Bolivian Charity Foundation

Board of directors
as of 07/02/2019
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Board chair

Christian Ruehmer

Steve Birke

DIANA GALINDO

Debby Chadwick