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Mission Statement

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

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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 create self-sustaining lives. 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 (according to the Institute for Advanced Development Studies). 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. The Emilia Wojtyla Shelter Bolivia provides a safe place where women and children, who are in danger or are escaping abuse, can rebuild their lives. At the shelter, visitors are empowered and gain confidence to become financially independent. Emilia Wojtyla Shelter- Bolivia is an official 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. All donations and sale proceeds directly benefit the women and children of the shelter. Contact: info@ewsbolivia.org

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