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Chipaya, 1st EUAV mission in the field

20-22 February, 2017 - Oruro Dept. - Managed by GVC Bolivia / Cebem - "Qnas Soñi (hombres del agua/water's men) project"

Here's the visual storytelling of our first mission in the field as EUAidVolunteers within the framework of the project "Qnas Soñi", managed by GVC Bolivia and Cebem (Centro Boliviano de Estudios Multidisciplinarios), financed by the EU.

During our visit, we met the Chipaya community, introduced ourselves to the local authorities and population, planned next months' activities as collaborators in the project implementation.

A photo-reportage by M.Pasquale, GVC Communication Officer.

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This article has been published on the official project website chipaya.org

For more information:

Gvc Onlus

CEBEM (Centro Boliviano de Estudios Multidisciplinarios)


Unión Europea en Bolivia / European Union in Bolivia

European Commission - Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid Operations - ECHO

Kids from the local Primary School.

Monitoring the 'invernaderos', greenhouses producing new cultivations.

The Chipaya's culture and history museum.

Building located in the village's central square.

The renovated 'albergue', linked to the tourist development project involving the community.

Clemente, Carlo and Alice during the monitoring phase at the tourist hotel.

The main entrance of the village.

Kids playing in Chipaya's main square.

Local citizens coming back home at sunset.

Graffiti on a house in front of the 'bus terminal', made up of just one vehicle.

Rio Lauca. Over the centuries, this essential river safeguarded the survival of the village.

Glimpse on a "calle", narrow street flooded following hard raining days.

Located at 220 kms from the city of Oruro, Chipaya's municipality is part of Oruro Dept., at 3687 m.a.s.l.