Landslides, floods hit Bolivia
Updated: March 1, 2011
Heavy flooding triggered a landslide in the capital city of La Paz, Bolivia, on Saturday.
A BBC news report said that the Bolivian government has declared a national emergency after torrential rains drenched much of the country.
The CFCA project in La Paz reported that one of its offices flooded and the house of a CFCA scholar student has been rendered uninhabitable. The student's family has had to relocate to another area.
CFCA President Bob Hentzen is currently walking in Bolivia as part of Walk2gether, an 8,000-mile solidarity walk through 12 countries in Latin America. Hentzen and the walk team arrived in the Santa Cruz area last Wednesday. Santa Cruz is more than 300 miles southeast of La Paz.
CFCA serves 11,529 children and elderly in Bolivia.
Please keep the people of Bolivia during this time in your thoughts and prayers.