Sustainable Bolivia’s first blog would like to highlight the fundraising activities of board member Paul Kelley.  In an effort to help raise funds for Sustainable Bolivia’s scholarship program, Paul has decided to participate in ‘Movember’; an annual month-long event involving the growing of mustaches during November.  He is actively looking for individuals who would like to sponsor him and his mustache, to help support a worthy cause.

The aim of SB’s scholarship program is to assist young students from one of our partner organizations.  SB is currently providing assistance to four students supporting them for all four years of their BA degree.  SB provides all school fees, including books and transportation, as well as a small living stipend. With the help of fundraising efforts like Paul’s SB has been able to raise more than $8,000 of the total $12,000 needed. The second phase of the program is to assist four girls who live in a care-home run by another of our partners to study year-long vocational courses. They have chosen technical courses which will give them the skills and training to work in specific professions. So far we have raised over $3000 to be able to cover all of the expenses of the three young women.  All three will be graduating this December and we are actively seeking funds to continue the program for 2011.