The B-Olivia Library is a service provided by HOPE Worldwide, an international charity dedicated to changing lives by delivering sustainable, high-impact, community-based services to the poor and needy. Dr. Kevin Broyles and his wife Noelle have been running the health and social service programs for HOPE in Bolivia since 2011. One of the challenges that continues to hinder positive development in Bolivia is the country’s lack of access to books and educational resources, especially for the impoverished areas.
The mission of the B-Olivia Library is to help address educational and literacy needs among the youth of Bolivia. The B-Olivia Library currently has more than 6,000 books and growing, with the United States Embassy in Bolivia recently gifting 1,000 more books to the B-Olivia Library! HOPE WW Bolivia – Embassy Gift | Facebook. The library currently operates within 30 different locations by partnering with social service programs operating in orphanages, community centers, churches, boys and girls homes, children’s hospitals, and other underserved populations. The library is located in the capital city of La Paz, from which it operates as a mobile lending library, bringing age-appropriate books and other resources to the children most in need throughout the city.
The library also lends books within the rural amazon region of Bolivia, sending books across the mountains to an impoverished public school and an orphanage supporting abused and abandoned children.
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