Conflicting Elections in Bolivia

Author : Charlotte Spieker Following the Bolivian elections, which were held on the 20th october of 2019, thousands of people have been gathering in the streets to protest the current president Evo Morales. Evo Morales has been the president of Bolivia for three terms, since 2006, and is the first indigenous president. Usually a presidency […]

Día de la Mujer Boliviana

On October 11, Bolivian Women’s Day was celebrated. This date is of special importance, not only because it is one of the few countries that have two special days to commemorate the female sex, but because Bolivia still has much to do in this regard and it is hopeful that there will be a base […]

Presentation of Aquicuana Reserve to the local Tourist Fair

Last Friday,  volunteers of the house participated at the local fair of Riberalta for the tourism week. All volunteers participated and added their personal touch and knowledge. It was also the perfect occasion for them to discover self-made products made by the Riberaltenos. For exaple jewels, home decoration, and other accessories, created from local materials […]

Motorcycles in Riberalta

In Riberalta, children invariably go through the same rites of passage as they grow older. First they learn how to crawl. Then they learn how to walk. Then they learn how to ride motorcycles. Indeed, if one were to sit down to enjoy an ice-cold acai in the main plaza, one would immediately notice the […]

The fire of the Amazon

The Amazon is known as the lungs of our planet, since 20% of the oxygen in the atmosphere is thanks to this large area of ​​forests and rainforests. It is so immense and with such biodiversity, that 25% of the world’s species are found in the Amazon. It is so important also because it is […]

September 4th: National Protected Areas Day in Bolivia

Bolivia, one of the 15 most mega-diverse countries on the planet, has a National Protected Areas System with 22 national protected areas covering over 15% of its national territory. In addition, and complementary to the national system, Bolivia also has departmental, municipal and private protected areas. Working closely with Aquicuana Reserve, in the Beni department […]


  Antecedentes DECOOPSO es una organización de desarrollo de Cooperativas Sociales de Trabajo, creada en el 2004 específicamente para Personas con Discapacidad y con la cooperación de SHIA y RSMH ROSLAGEN de Suecia (instituciones dedicadas al área de la discapacidad.). Trabajan para fomentar la creación de Cooperativas Sociales de Trabajo, como una alternativa laboral para […]

Ben Hamburger – Resident Artist

Ben Hamburger has been with us at Sustainable Bolivia for over a month, and is already making his mark on the arts community of Cochabamba. Ben and a puppy during the Limpiemos El Cristo community event.   A 2010 graduate of Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida where he earned his bachelors in Visual Arts. […]

Paul J. Dahlin – Sustainability Extraordinaire

Hey guys, say hello to Paul J. Dahlin, Sustainable Bolivia’s new sustainability intern. Paul is from St. Paul, Minnesota, loves everything environmental, and for the next three months will be managing our garden, making locally sourced cleaning and hygiene products, installing greenhouses, revamping our recycling efforts, and handling all aspects of our internal sustainability. And […]

Keepin’ it organic – the garden at Sustainable Bolivia

One of the many ways that we work to integrate sustainability into our organization is through the garden. In order to be an effective volunteer, you’ve got to eat well and we pride ourselves on having a whole garden full of organic herbs, fruits, and vegetables for volunteers to pick from.