Ewe, me and Maria: A Day in the (Performing) Life

by Amy Booth I’m looking at the sheep, and the sheep is looking at me. I naively believed this to be an ordinary and unremarkable sheep, but from the way this girl is cowering from it, there is clearly a Pandora’s box of malice behind its blank, ovine eyes. This is probably a sheep that […]

Shelby’s Experience With Vivo En Positivo (And How Dating Apps CAN Aid Your Career)

by Jessie Maguire On Nov 9th, 2015, I interviewed Shelby Marie about her fascinating work with HIV/AIDS and Sustainable Bolivia partner organization Vivo en Positivo. She told me how interning and volunteering has improved her career prospects: it has allowed her to move into her chosen field, travel, work on her Spanish and get some […]

Tricks to Prevent Getting Sick in Bolivia

by Jessie Maguire Diarrhoea anyone? Not the most delightful of topics, that’s for sure. But it can actually be very difficult to avoid getting sick once you’ve arrived in this lovely country, and literally a pain in the bottom when you do! After being in Cochabamba for five years, I never get sick, and I […]

Artist in Residence Johannes Bierling Shares His Work

For a constructive abstract sculptor like Johannes Bierling, taking his work on the road is no small task. Johannes’ primary medium is wood, and his sculptures and installations make for large-scale exhibitions. When he and his wife Catherine decided to spend a month with Sustainable Bolivia as artists in residence, he planned to work on […]

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 […]