How to Make Chicha While You’re in Bolivia

  by Jessie Maguire   Chicha is a traditional, fermented, Bolivian drink made from maize (AKA corn). Although chicha can refer to both non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks across Central and South America, the methods vary by country. Artisanal, Bolivian chicha is carefully made using an intricate, ancient technique passed from generation to generation. It’s served […]

5 of the Best Markets You Shouldn’t Miss Out on In Cochabamba

  by Jessie Maguire   Welcome to The Gastro Center   Cochabamba has a reputation for its excellent cuisine, in fact, it’s known at the gastronomic center of Bolivia. Eating is huge a part of the culture here, and food is pretty inexpensive, which can make sampling, cooking and eating out all the more enjoyable. […]

Want to do Yoga in Cochabamba? Here’s 9 of the Best Classes in the City

By Jessie Maguire Yoga is one of the best forms of full-body exercise, and it’s hugely popular all over the world. But what about when you’re travelling? Yoga has a number of benefits for volunteers and people backpacking abroad. Firstly, it works on your emotions, leaving you relaxed and centered. This can be a great […]

Charla – Voluntourism and Responsible Travel

On Thursday, August 30, Ryan Greer, the National Director of Sustainable Bolivia delivered a charla on voluntourism and responsible travel. Throughout the course of the evening, we debated thought provoking questions such as: What is at the heart of our desire to travel? What do we hope learn or accomplish? Can a short three months […]

SB Field Trip: EMSA, the Waste Treatment Center of Cochabamba

On a Thursday morning in September, a group of 18 Sustainable Bolivia volunteers and office staff gathered in the main house for a field trip. Destination: the city dump. As part of SB’s efforts over the past several months to raise awareness, accountability, and action toward sustainability, the SB staff organized an outing to the […]

August Día De Trabajo: A Day at Atendi

Each month, the staff at Sustainable Bolivia coordinates a día de trabajo (work day) where all the volunteers can join forces and offer the help of a big group to one of its partner organizations.This month, the organization selected was Atendi, a center for children with physical and developmental disabilities. Atendi, which works to provide […]

Scholarship Program Funded by Rotary Munchen Flughafen

Sustainable Bolivia recently received a sponsorship from Rotary Munchen Flughafen in Germany to fund 7 university or vocational scholarships for the next four years. The funding allows Sustainable Bolivia to add two scholarship recipients to our five current scholars. One scholarship is to begin in June, and the other scholarship will be awarded in January […]