“Little Chipaya GUIDES grow”. One of the activities envisaged by the project Qnas Soñi (Hombres del agua): CHIPAYA, entre tradición y tecnología, hacia un municipio resiliente, implemented by GVC and CEBEM, is about the development of Community based tourism with the aim of improving Chipaya living conditions through different sources of income. In this photo, beautiful and full of enthusiasm, some of the students who have been trained to be tour guides and who are looking forward to start!
“COMPROMISE, SENSE OF BELONGING, OF RESPONSIBILITY, COMMON GOOD AND UNITY, which is strength against threats and adversities”. Chipaya teach us the importance of community work, because it does not matter whether you are an authority, a municipal councilor or a simple citizen … when your ayllu needs you to face a threat, Chipayas are ready to work together, even under hot sun or stinging cold. One of the activities envisaged by the project Qnas Soñi (Hombres del agua): CHIPAYA, entre tradición y tecnología, hacia un municipio resiliente, implemented by GVC and CEBEM, concerns community support in building ancestral difensivos to avoid flood of the Lauca River during the rainy season. It’s a pleasure and luck to attend their work!
“Monitoring shows you if you are going to the right directions, while evaluation tells you if the direction was the right one or you should have gone a different way” – Activity on the field: monitoring the progress of project activities with Carlo, specifically the hostel condition through an interview to our collaborator Clemente. Are we ready to host tourists?
“1…2…3…PUSH ALL TOGETHER!!”. Teamwork is always a winning strategy, even when the only available van gets stuck in the mud. That’s also being a EU aid volunteer, laughing out loud while you desperately try to solve the unforeseen!
Alice Ticli, EU Aid Volunteer in Project Management and Administration, Bolivia
Photos by Michele Pasquale, EU Aid Volunteer in Communication, Bolivia