New Ideas Growing Up

Now, let us update you all on Michel, the little girl who had the foot surgery that we funded last year. It unfortunately is not such a good update. When I arrived, Jimena informed me that things have not gone so well with Michel and her mother Ines. Ines has not been taking very good care of Michel, and her foot had become infected. Jimena had visited the doctor with...

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New Arrival

The following week something very exciting happened…and no, it wasn’t that Stacey left (although she did). We had purchased a Braille Printer for the Blind Rehabilitation Centre in November 2010 and had it shipped from the US, and it had been detained in customs for an entire year due to us refusing to pay the obscene amount of money they were asking us to pay in...

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Tio Crazy

Welcome back! So, what’s been happening in the world of Cochabamba, Bolivia, since the last post you’re asking? Let me tell you!! This week we went and helped paint the inside of the houses at Ciudadela SEDEGES with the kids, which was fun and messy. Poor Chris ended up being called Tio Loco (translation – Uncle Crazy) by the kids mainly due to his lack of Spanish...

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Blogging from Bolivia: Welcome to the First Tia Blog Post

Welcome to TIA’s first ever blog!! This is your one stop shop for all the updates on our projects in Bolivia, anything exciting happening on the fundraising front in Australia (and hopefully around the world one day soon), and any other bits and pieces we care to share. So for these first few posts, we will be sharing stories with you from Bolivia, as TIA’s Director...

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Welcome to Tia International Aid

Tia International Aid is a small, not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation that aims to improve the futures of underprivileged and disadvantaged children through working directly with families and communities in Bolivia to create sustainable and lasting change. Working from a model of empowerment, we concentrate on working in collaboration with the community. We...

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