Bolivia: The Voice of Bolivian Shoe Shiners

8 years we provide shoeshiners a voice & opportunities- published 47 editions of a magazine sold & written by 50 shoeshiners who keep all profit if they attend weekly workshops on personal growth and work on the magazine. Currently we have 30 in technical education scholarships, incl. communication and design, 20 on school support, and we give health & legal support. We propose expanding from printed to online media to improve the human rights situation of shoeshiners through thier own empowerment: providing physical means, facilities, & training resulting in a global online voice.

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  • Make tourism a professional alternative for shoes shinners is a very interesting way to integrate them into local society, increasing their expectations of life, extending their capabilities.

    I am tour guide in the city of Bonito (Mato Grosso do Sul – Brazil) <>, was born and raised in the region. I’m sure these children and adolescents have the opportunity and ability to be the best guides of Bolivia’s streets because they know it. A pinch of sympathy, knowledge and understanding.

    I know that the project involves much more than that, then congratulations!

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