The Bolivian Hope Center (Centro Boliviano de Esperanza)

Nestled in the heart of a valley near the majestic mountains of Cochabamba, Bolivia stands a place of hope for children. In Cochabamba there are three children under the age of six that are abandoned daily.  The prisons are full of children who are living with their inmate parent because their parent committed a crime or has been suspected of a crime and there is no other place for the child/children to live. Many times these children have to sleep on the hard, cold concrete floors because there is no bed for them.  Many times these same children go hungry because their parent who is in prison has no money to purchase food for them to eat.  Many do not even have warm clothes or blankets for the winter nights in the Andean Mountains of Bolivia.  Then when you think it can get no worse, the older children are randomly removed from the prison due to over crowding and many end up on the streets trying to survive. With these desperate situations comes a dynamic Solution.  "The Bolivian Hope Center"  Founded by Rich and Sandee Farthing.

The Bolivian Hope Center’s ministries include:

  1. 1. The BHC Home of Hope.  A Home where up to 36 children from the prison will have their own beds, a    godly environment, medical and a whole lot of love and support while their parent is in prison. 

  2. 2.BHC First Steps Ministry:  This dynamic ministry is impacting the youngest children of the prison.  Using our BHC van, five days a week we are picking up the children (five years old and under) from the prison and taking them to the BHC.  Here they spend the day with us and receive loving care, training, three meals a day and get to experience the world outside of prison walls. 

  3. 3.Providing a meal, tutoring, and training to nearly 500 needy children of the neighborhood. (This aspect of the ministry is funded by Compassion Ministries International)

  4. 4.We are currently constructing the “House of Life” a home for abandoned mothers and as the Lord provides we will also be constructing training facilities, to provide life skills for our kids and mothers!        

The Bolivian Hope Center, BHC Home of Hope, House of Life and the BHC First Steps Ministry are facilitated by Rich and Sandee Farthing and their qualified team of staff and volunteers and is funded solely by the donations and gifts of partners around the world.

Thank you for visiting us at www.bolivianhopecenter.com.  As our guest, we invite you to browse this site by clicking on the titles at the top of the page and familiarize yourself the with ongoing ministry of the Bolivian Hope Center.

 
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