Pro Mujer Examines the Hurdles Faced by Indigenous Women in Bolivia in ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America

September 22, 2011 at 5:05 pm Leave a comment


Gonzalo Alaiza, Country Director of Pro Mujer in Bolivia, examines the many hurdles faced by indigenous women who make up a disproportionate share of the country’s poor and lack easy and affordable access to its health system.

“Development with a Woman’s Touch,” is an article that is part of a special Fall edition of ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America focusing on Bolivia and published by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University.

Development with a Women’s Touch
Human Development:  Microfinance, Health and Women’s Empowerment

Today, like every day, Adela Reyes, 56, gets up at five in the morning. She serves her family breakfast, prepares lunch, organizes the household, send the kids off to school, and takes care of her 11-month old motherless grandson, her daughter having died in childbirth at home in an isolated rural community. Adela leaves the house at 8:30, carrying the baby on her back as she makes her way to the small business she runs:  selling school utensils in a local market. As she walks, she does mental arithmetic:  today, she is due to pay back a third of the loan she owes for her business.

For many, Adela is just one more of the thousands of poor women who live in Bolivia. Although the country has made some progress in poverty reduction, it is still the poorest country in South America, and recently surpassed Brazil as the continent’s most unequal country.

To read the article in full, please click here.

 

Entry filed under: Press, The Women of Pro Mujer, Voices from the Field. Tags: , , , , , .

Pro Mujer Examina los Obstáculos de las Mujeres Indígenas en Bolivia en ReVista de Harvard “I’ve Survived Cervical Cancer”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Support Our Cause

Like Us on Facebook!

Follow Us

Spread the Word

Bookmark and Share

Archives


%d bloggers like this: