International Missions Coordinator: Carol Zook
During our trip, we will be partnering with Food for the Hungry (FH) and members of the Toro Toro community to focus on sustainable development. Our goal is to promote economic development from a Christian worldview and assist local community leaders in sharing their region with the wider world. Building on a community-based tourism project and women’s co-op, as well as eco-tourism models previously developed, our team will seek to serve and learn in the Toro Toro community as they work to advance inspiring Christian development efforts in an economically impoverished community.
To view a video of the Torotoro trip, click here. The footage for this film was shot between the years of 2011 and 2013, and was produced by Amy Ward.
"This compiled footage is from a summer experience in Bolivia. This video is a compilation of three trips to the Andean Highlands of Peru and Bolivia. Food for the Hungry Bolivia works with women in rural, agrarian communities on initiatives that empower women and move towards economic development."I have spent a significant amount of time developing relationships with and learning from the women of Rosas T'ikas Handicraft Association. In my mostr recent trip, I met Jimena who uses wool to create felt hats with APROZAT. The work they're doing is truly inspirational. It takes cultural practices that are so integral to their community and turns them into responsible models of economic development. Each face in this film has a story. Three minutes isn't enough time to share them all. May this short introduction inspire women around the world. " -- Amy Ward