ICCO is part of three citizen`s movements in Bolivia:
1) Movement for Land and Territory
2) Movement against Sexual Commercial Exploitation, for a childhood free of sexual commercial violence and
3) Movement gastronomic integration, which work together with the Manq`a cooking schools.
Av. Fuerza Naval No. 1238 entre calles 19 y 20 - Calacoto
La Paz, Bolivia
Bolivia is located at the center of South America, with a total territory of 1,098,581 km². With a maximum altitude of 6542 meters above sea level (masl) and a minimum altitude of 70 masl close to the Paraguay river.
Bolivia`s total population is estimated at 10,624,495 people. It is considered that 62,6% are indigenous, 27,5% mestizos and the remaining 9,9% creoles of European descent. According to data from the year 2010 in Bolivia the female population is greater than the male population; 5,224,180 women and 5,201,974 men.
The nationalization of hydrocarbons and favorable external conditions allowed a cycle of important economic growth (GDP of 9 to 33 billion in 10 years and a reduction of extreme poverty from 41% to 17%), with re-distribution of wealth through public policies and social bonds, promoting economic stability and an improvement in the quality of life.
Bolivia is one of the most complex countries in Latin America, both socially and economically, especially of South America. Its topographic characteristics, its Mediterranean situation, the characteristics of its population with its high indigenous component that has been historically excluded from the country`s process of development, the weakness of its public and private institutions are some of the particular characteristics that explain the country`s complexity.
In Bolivia, ICCO is part of three citizen`s movements: 1) Land and Territory: Movimiento por la tierra, 2) Sexual Commercial exploitation: Movimiento vuela Libre for children free of sexual commercial violence and 3) Movimiento Integración gastronómico boliviano: MIGA, which, together with the Manq`a cooking schools, proposes a model for development based on the articulation of producers, cooks and consumers.
The private sector plays a fundamental role in the projects led by ICCO, allowing the diversification of funds that support the programs and projects led and coordinated by ICCO in Bolivia (CSR, Agro Business Booster and ICCO Investments).