Message from Our Director, Willy Mendoza

Dear Humanitarian friends,

My name is Willy Mendoza, Director of CHOICE Bolivia. First I want to express how grateful I am for the opportunity to work on the important mission of combating poverty. I believe it is necessary for all people to be busily engaged in a good cause. Our cause is to help those in need to make a good living and have the resources to make a good life. CHOICE Humanitarian creates tools to help those in need and identifies strategies to enable them to overcome poverty. We believe that"poverty is a lack of opportunities and CHOICE Bolivia’s work helps create these opportunities for people all over the country.

 

Choice Bolivia continues to work intensively to eradicate extreme poverty with tools based on knowledge, science, technology, and sustainable social development. I believe this contributes to the reduction of hunger, thirst, poverty, and inequality.

Choice Bolivia believes that poverty and exclusion, in some cases, are not by chance. They may occur as a direct consequence of human self-interest. Life for some can be threatened by greed and self-indulgence. Sometimes individual desires make us self-consumers rather than caretakers of our fellowman.  Sometimes we take more than we give.

Author, Brene Brown said, “Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us, and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion.”  Practicing spirituality brings a sense of perspective, meaning, and purpose to our lives.  When helping others find sustainable solutions to some of their most basic needs, we are rising above our human self-interest.   I believe serving others brings meaning and purpose to our lives.

CHOICE programs promote the development of people by improving their education, healthcare, etc. In short, practicing the CHOICE development model helps people lift themselves out of extreme poverty.

Choice Bolivia wants to cultivate a culture of love and compassion. We dream of a better world and we are convinced that it can truly be a world free from extreme poverty. Solidarity is our key!

Dr. Willy Mendoza | CHOICE Director Bolivia