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Restoring Lives

Transforming Futures

The Emilia Wojtyla Shelter Bolivia transforms the lives of abused women and children by providing safety and support, instilling them with a sense of purpose, and empowering them to become self-sustaining.

About us

The Emilia Wojtyla Shelter Bolivia provides a safe place where women and children, who are in danger or are escaping violence and abuse, can rebuild their lives. At the shelter, visitors are empowered and gain confidence to become financially independent. During their stay at the shelter, the women are encouraged to use their God-given skills and talents . Volunteers are helping tell the story and sell the products in the United States. All proceeds and donations fund the shelter in Bolivia.

THE ISSUE

In Bolivia, domestic abuse is startlingly common. 52.3%* of women admit to having experienced domestic physical abuse. In fact, Bolivia has the highest femicide rate in Latin America. Since domestic abuse is a societal norm in Bolivia, there are not many resources for women. The Emilia Wojtyla Shelter is one of the few of its kind in El Alto, Bolivia.

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Our Vision

Our dream is to end violence against women and to heal the wounds that the abuse has left on women, men, and children. Our focus is on creating a sustainable change in our La Paz, Bolivia community and around the world.

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Our Success

Our team in Bolivia successfully saves, heals, and transforms the lives of women and children who have experienced violence.

Our shelter provides housing, food, education, emotional support, and career skills for the women and children to be able to live self-sustaining lives and end the cycle of abuse in Bolivia.

9+

Years of Operation

Our team of staff and volunteers in Bolivia have been helping women and children to escape situations of abuse and rebuild their lives since 2012.

300+

Lives Rebuilt

EWS Bolivia has saved countless lives and given hundreds of women and children a safe home.

25+

Volunteers

Our teams located in Bolivia and the United States work tirelessly to support the women and children of EWS.

Our Progress

What We Do

EWS Bolivia focuses on education and empowerment to end the cycle of domestic abuse worldwide.

EWS Bolivia has trained psychologists on staff to help those at our shelter to heal from the trauma they have experienced.

Emotional Support

EWS Bolivia has trained psychologists on staff to help those at our shelter to heal from the trauma they have experienced.
Education is provided to break the cycle of abuse. Learning center support is also provided to children from the shelter and its neighborhood.

Education

Education is provided to break the cycle of abuse. Learning center support is also provided to children from the shelter and its neighborhood.
EWS Bolivia provides training to new mothers in parenting skills and how to escape violence if a situation should occur, as well as self-esteem building exercises.

Community Outreach

EWS Bolivia provides training to new mothers in parenting skills and how to escape violence if a situation should occur, as well as self-esteem building exercises.

Join the Movement

There are a number of ways you can volunteer with EWS Bolivia. Be a part of the change! 

Contact info@ewsbolivia.org today!

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