“La Cabaña”, amazonian ecoproject

    Living in the Amazon is a constant responsibility. Everything here is reduced to the preservation, sustainability and protection of the ecosystem, something that does not seem exaggerated to me, because we are standing in the heart of the planet. Fortunately, today, a total of 20,000 hectares of the Bolivian Amazon are protected thanks to the creation of the “Aquicuana Natural Reserve”, a project between local authorities and organizations such as Sustainable Bolivia and Fundación Amazonía that took about two decades to carry out. In this Sanctuary of Nature live two communities, descendants of the original Tacana people: the […]Read More »
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Our art resident organises a sustainable Fashion Show

You can find here our youtube video where Sofia explains her action       A sustainable Fashion show   Sophia Hatzikos spent a month with Sustainable Bolivia for an art residency. The young student from Portland, Oregon (United States), used all her creativity in Riberalta to carry out ingenious projects. One of them was to focus on the reuse of a material that was very present in this city of the Amazon to turn it into something else. That’s how she decided to pick up plastic bags from the nuts factory that were trash, to transform them into clothing. […]Read More »
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Cachuela Esperanza

Cachuela Esperanza, the town where the butterflies are abundant Without knowing much about this place, we decided to spend a day at Cachuela Esperanza. On the map, it is one of the closest villages around Riberalta. We did not really know how long it would take us to get there. At the time, the only thing we knew about Cachuela Esperanza , was that it had its glory days when Nicolás Suárez arrived to found his rubber empire in 1872. Like any operations center, it grew and a school was built, a theater – one of the most luxurious of […]Read More »
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How many people can you fit on one moto?

One of the first things I noticed when I arrived in Riberalta was the lack of cars. Here motorcycles rule. There are so many and they are everywhere. Since there is a lack of cars for transportation, everything is done by moto. The demand that this generates means that the supply and maintenance of motorcycles play a significant role in the local economy. Just a few examples of this are: the small stands selling gas from CocaCola bottles, shacks on the side of the road that fix and change parts, sewing shops dedicated to making the leather seats for motos […]Read More »
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Clean-up day of Riberalta

June 5th was the world environment day. For that occasion, we decided, with Sustainable Bolivia, to organize a clean-up day in the city of Riberalta. Maybe you have heard about the #trashtagchallenge on social media. The new challenge where people pick up a place with a lot of trash and clean it. Then they show pictures to compare before and after. We noticed that in Riberalta, a lot of streets are full of all kind of litter and trash, especially plastic. So, we decided to take action to change things around and make people aware and participate in these kinds […]Read More »
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Benefits of theatre for bolivian children

My challenge in Riberalta is to introduce the Benefits of Theatre Education to children and teenagers. Which benefits, would you tell me? Here they are: Self-Confidence: Taking risks in class and performing for an audience teach students to trust their ideas and abilities. This confidence will apply in nearly every aspect of their future. Imagination: In a world addicted to technology, theatre provides an outlet for making creative choices, thinking new ideas, and interpreting the material in expressive ways that are the essence of drama. Empathy & Tolerance: Acting roles from different situations, time periods, and cultures promotes compassion and […]Read More »
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Tourism plans in Riberalta

Tuesday, May 7th, the Foro de Interés Ciudadano (FIC) took place in Riberalta. The objective was to expose and explain the 292 Law of Ley General del Turismo “Bolivia te espera”, as well as the National Tourism Plan (PLANTUR). Sustainable Bolivia was there to get some information about the new touristic politics that are being driven at departmental and national level. It was a whole day event. In the morning the operation of the departmental law “Destino Beni” was explained. In the afternoon, they emphasized the law 292 of the General Tourism Law, “Bolivia te espera”. In those regulations, they […]Read More »
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