Nearly half of Bolivia's population is under 18 years of age, a majority of whom live under the poverty line established by the UN. Most of these children report some instance of physical or sexual abuse. More than 700,000 children are expected to work to help support the family. Over 4,000 live on the street. The concept of children's rights does not exist on a national level.
In October 2017, I traveled to central Bolivia to document one of the exemplary NGOs combating childhood poverty, Bolivia Digna. The following images depict Bolivia Digna's educational program, as well as aspects of daily life for many children in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
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