Nueva Esperanza – New Hope

In cooperation with the “Jugend Bildungs-Hilfe in Bolivia (German organization for aid for youth eduction), the organization CEJ, has been involved with the group “Nueva Esperanza” for people with disabilities since 1992. At that time, there were no wheelchairs in Sucre. A local factory began building the first nine wheelchairs using bicycle wheels and piping materials. Meanwhile hundreds of wheelchairs are available. Our role at CEJ lies now with repairing wheelchairs and in finding volunteers as helpers for their users. Many people with disabilities lie in their beds never having seen the city or its markets.