Mission: To manifest Christ’s love for the poor by helping Bolivian children and families in need.
Vision: To provide nurturing Christian family environments for vulnerable Bolivian children to grow to independent adulthood and to strengthen families in crisis to establish loving and stable homes.
Friendship with God, Friendship with the poor, and Friendship with each other
Since 1990, our Children's Village called Villa Amistad has provided a loving Christian community to children who have been abused, abandoned, or orphaned. Located in the city of Cochabamba, Villa Amistad utilizes a family model. Children live in one of seven casas (houses) with a mamá as the primary caregiver and a tía (aunt) as additional support. Biological…Read More »
Child Abandonment Prevention
Confronting the root causes of violence and abuse that lead to family disintegration, Amistad for Families has the primary goal of strengthening families to prevent child abandonment to orphanages. Started in 2014, Amistad for Families is located in Tiquipaya, the same district to which Villa Amistad pertains. Families voluntarily enter the program a…Read More »
Download the Amistad Mission Visitor Guide - A visit to Amistad Mission in Bolivia is as different as any travel experience you might have, encompassing renewal and transformation, an increased appreciation for gifts personally received, and a strengthened faith. Bolivia Country Profile.
Upon your arrival at the Cochabamba airport, you will …Read More »
A visit to Bolivia is the best way to experience Amistad! For over 30 years, we have welcomed children and adults of all ages to share this life-changing ministry together.Read More »
In 1981, a 44-year-old Trappist Monk named Fr. William Wilson made a life-altering decision. After living in a monastery for his entire adult life, he left to answer God's call to live among the poor of Bolivia. Although he embarked on this mission believing he would maintain a contemplative existence, he discovered that God had a different plan for his ministry. After two years …Read More »