Based in the western suburbs of Sucre (Bolivia), the community center Ciruelitos
is the daily home to 30 children in the age between 2-10 years.
Families and alone-standing women who are living in poor conditions can
find help here in this institution.
It is a social and educational place for children, whose parents can't provide them
with the necessary knowledge and food by themselves.
Many parents lack the sufficient education needed to help their own
children with studies and homework;
while working under bad conditions for only a few dollars a week.
Schools don’t have enough space in their classrooms to teach
the amount of children that live here, that’s why many of them
can only visit primary school in the afternoons.
This institution offers these kids a space to learn and gain
support in their educational process; making it possible for poor
families to handle the daily challenges that they are presented with and
to secure a better education for their children.
But the budget available to Ciruelitos is very limited and only based on the
monthly food contribution of 50 bolivianos (7 dollars) that each family
is paying. With all cultural differences aside, supporting any child on only 7 dollars
per month seems like an impossible task.
Together with your help and the food donations of the local Condor Trekkers/Cafe
we try to provide a healthy diet for all children in Ciruelitos.
To learn more about Condor Trekker's contribution to Ciruelitos
and other projects around Sucre, visit their website at
Our goal is to double the budget for food per month and
raise enough money to create a safe playground surrounding;
maintaining our own vegetable and herb garden; as well as
paying a contribution to our local primary teachers and mothers
who give their time and care volunteering for this institute.