Nelida Smith is a trained people's reporter and has taken leadership workshop through our partner organization in Bolivia, ACLO. She says, "In political matters, I could not contribute anything before, but now I feel able to contribute from my experience. I can take more informed positions in public spaces and have a responsibility and commitment to serve others."
ACLO has focused its efforts on training rural villagers and indigenous peoplein leadership, public advocacy and education, with special training courses for women. Ties with government have been strengthened in order to continue to build and promote training programs.