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Project Description

Region: South America

Country: Bolivia

Location: Santa Cruz de la Sierra

Total Budget: $54,112

Area of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment

Granting access to hearing aids for 300 economically disadvantaged children and adolescents, ranging from first to sixth grade in secondary school, within the Santa Cruz department of Bolivia, in order to reduce the impact that disability produces on their academic and overall education.

Specific Objectives

To introduce children and adolescents with hearing disabilities to the effective use of hearing aids by providing training on proper usage, handling, and maintenance of the devices. This aims to mitigate the impact of hearing disabilities on their academic and overall development.

To provide children and adolescents with hearing disabilities with tools facilitating their connection with family and society. This involves implementing a training plan that fosters their holistic development.

Educate parents, guardians, and teachers on hearing health, proper care for hearing aids, and emotional support for children and adolescents with hearing disabilities.

Primary Host Partner

District: 4690

Rotary Club of: Sirari

Primary Contact: Maria Cuellar Colque

Email: magdalenacuellar@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 4590

Rotary Club of: Vinhedo

Primary Contact: Alcir Fragoso

Email: alcirfragoso@terra.com.br

Project Status

Need $47,212
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Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #245446.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Sirari (4690)





District 4590 DDF





Oak Park-River Forest (6450)





Remaining Amount to Raise

Additional Club Contribution (Needed) - Add a contribution




Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

Project Supporting Documents

Community Assessment



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History Log Entries


by Nicolas Zalles

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Nicolas Zalles

System Entry: Pledge of $500 by Carolina Saavedra of the Rotary Club of Oak Park-River Forest, District 6450.

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