During 2007 and the early months of 2008, Bolivia has faced critical challenges in two arenas: political unrest and civil strife surrounding the process of constitutional reform; and severe drought and floods resulting from La Niña/El Niño Cycle.
The Hunger Project works in partnership with Chirapaq to strengthen and empower a network of 30 indigenous women's organizations. Primarily under women's leadership, these organizations have promoted access to opportunities and the exercise of women's and indigenous rights.
Among its major accomplishments, the Jali epicenter community food bank sold a total of 26.6 metric tons of maize grain, and it earned a total of K622,750 from the sales, bringing the food bank savings to a total of K1,482,077.11.
All the epicenter components continued to function and serve the partners in line with Hunger Project methodology. Partners depict a high degree of self-reliance as they seem to be fully in charge of the epicenter activities.