Welcome to CECAM Bolivia
CECAM Bolivia is an organization dedicated to the sustainable development of the most vulnerable segments of the Bolivian population. We do this by conducting research before applying and disseminating the most efficient, healthy, and appropriate technologies to those in need.
Though our methodology often involves technology, our passion and focus have always been on the Bolivian people. It is important to recognize often, when aid or charitable work fails to achieve its goals, the first misstep is often a cultural misunderstanding.
Our aim is not simply to bring new technologies into the lives of the rural poor and hope that they can adapt to them. We aim first to come to an understanding with the communities we work with, with all possible respect paid to their customs and culture, and work with them over long periods of time, teaching and training them in the uses of our often simple, but vastly superior technological additions to their lives.
It is our hope that these simple improvements, and the teaching and training that come with them can contribute to the greater whole. We want not just to contribute to healthier living standards for Bolivia’s poorest residents, but in the creation of a participatory and just society where some small measure of good can be transmitted to the next generation, with a seed of respect for human rights and striking a balance between living with dignity and living in harmony with the surrounding environment.