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Newsletter Nr. 16

Newsletter Nr. 16

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Newsletter number 14

Newsletter number 14

Dear Amigos,  How is the music project of the San Ildefonso primary school in Potosí doing? Does it sound well? And: how loud can you sing at the age of 6? - Father and son Van Lier will get on their bikes this summer in Groni

New amigas in Oslo - Norway

New amigas in Oslo - Norway

Ingeborg and Kari, 7 year old twins from Oslo, decided to sell toys, books, homemade waffels and lemonade on the pavement in front of their house. But who gets the money? Because it was Labour Day, they decided to donate the money to a charity, helping mine

Margret Kamphuis in Bolivia

Margret Kamphuis in Bolivia

At this moment Margret Kamphuis is in Bolivia again. After a stopover in Sucre ( 2800m ), where she prepares herself for the altitude of Potosí (4090m), she will proceed and visit the projects of Amigos de Potosí. Our trusty, local coordinator Enrique w

Newsletter number 12

Newsletter number 12

This is the first issue of our newsletter in a new style: “Documentary” with which we inform you about the projects in Bolivia. We will tell you about: The projects that have been completed in 2014: Lettuce at 4130 m: Th

Video report of visit to silver mines Potosi

Video report of visit to silver mines Potosi

The highest city in the world Potosí (Bolivia) is dependant of mining. Many thousands of man and also hundreds of children daily go into the mines. Looking for tin, lead and zinc. Today we, Amigos of the foundation Amigos de Potosí will go a lump into t

Report of visit to projects in Potosi

Report of visit to projects in Potosi

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Furniture for multifunctional centre Hornitos-Potosi

Furniture for multifunctional centre Hornitos-Potosi

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Na 20 jaar weer reisleider..... met 7 amigos en ruim 800 boerderij dieren

Na 20 jaar weer reisleider..... met 7 amigos en ruim 800 boerderij dieren

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Jaarcijfers 2013 op de site: 95% besteed aan de doelstelling!

Jaarcijfers 2013 op de site: 95% besteed aan de doelstelling!

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Muziekonderwijs en instrumenten!

Muziekonderwijs en instrumenten!

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Tegenslag padre Erfain

Tegenslag padre Erfain

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Sla verbouwen op 4130M boven zeeniveau

Sla verbouwen op 4130M boven zeeniveau

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Greenhouse project primary school San Ildefonso severely damaged

Greenhouse project primary school San Ildefonso severely damaged

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Bolivia's child laborers

Bolivia's child laborers

Currently Bolivia is faced with a heavy debate about child labor. Voting on a proposition forbidding child labor for children under fourteen and regulating labor for young adults was postponed because of a protest by the child labor union Unatsbo, among others. Unats

Greenhouse project primary school San Ildefonso Potosi 2013 (video)

Greenhouse project primary school San Ildefonso Potosi 2013 (video)

In 2012, the pupils' greenhouse was sadly destroyed. Furthermore, the soil had eroded, making it unusable. Over the last few months of 2013, the greenhouse has been renovated. In this film you see the topsoil being replaced by mothers and other helping hands. Bec

Newsletter number 10

Newsletter number 10

At the end of the year I’d like to look at the past and the future with you. I want to show what has happened and what new projects we have. This year we finished three projects and we have four more to delve into!  We thank all of our generous g

Nieuwe samenwerkingspartner: Fautapo 16/10/2013

Nieuwe samenwerkingspartner: Fautapo 16/10/2013

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3rd project visit: sanitary project primary school Caiza D

3rd project visit: sanitary project primary school Caiza D

HURRAY, we can (finally) finish, the signatures are being printed as we speak. It was a long way to go. In several ways... I am happy to finally finish up this file and tell both funds (Rabo Shar4more and ETWA) that the transfer has happened. For those inte

Woe 9/10: deel 1: een onverwachte aanvulling van mijn takenpakket...

Woe 9/10: deel 1: een onverwachte aanvulling van mijn takenpakket...

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Werkbezoek aan Bolivia. oktober 2013

Werkbezoek aan Bolivia. oktober 2013

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News on the projects

News on the projects

Greenhouse primary school Primero de Mayo San Ildefonso-Potosí. The starting signal has been given, construction work will start after the winter on August 12 and will take three months. The rest of the school year, teachers and their pupils will be taught how

Help!!! Goed en 2x slecht nieuws

Help!!! Goed en 2x slecht nieuws

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Visit to the outskirts of Potosi with father Efrain Gutierrez and Enrique (our coordinator)

Visit to the outskirts of Potosi with father Efrain Gutierrez and Enrique (our coordinator)

Under the protection of father Efrain Gutierrez and together with Enrique (our coordinator), I visit the outskirts of Potosí. Enrique tells me that even he (black hair, brown eyes, clearly of Spanish descent) wouldn’t dare visit here without the protecti

Schoolchildren from Groningen take action against child labour in Potosi

Schoolchildren from Groningen take action against child labour in Potosi

Isabelle, Maartje, Silke and Noor collected € 151,42 for their chosen goal: our computer/internet project in Potosí. Congratulations on this marvellous result! In light of a social internship for the Praedinius Gymnasium in Groningen they had to raise mon

Schruns: thank you!

Schruns: thank you!

On March 10 2013 my cousin Helen Bachmann organized the event “Schruns goes Latin” in the beautiful Schruns (Montafon, Austria). She wanted to support a project for school children in Potosí. The project: rebuilding the greenhouse of a primary scho

Amigos de Potosi contributes to a sustainable development of Bolivia

Amigos de Potosi contributes to a sustainable development of Bolivia

In the (English) magazine “Bolivian Express” which this month’s theme is “sustainable development,” we are mentioned as an organization which contributes to Bolivia’s development. Read the article here:

Promotion film Amigos de Potosí

Promotion film Amigos de Potosí