Support for Marcela

Our friend and colleague, Marcela Olivera, is about to lose her home from a terrible mudslide in Bolivia. In addition to the visable damage, she has learned that the house's foundation has been destabilized.

Her community, Tiquipaya, which is near Cochabamba, is experiencing climate change induced torrential rain and mud slides. 

As you know, Marcela is a dedicated water warrior who has worked tirelessly to help the poorest and most disenfranchised people gain access to safe and affordable drinking water. Marcela was an active participant in the Cochabamba water wars in 1999 and 2000 and has been a key international liaison on water issues. Marcela helped organize the inter-American citizens’ network on water rights, named “Red Vida.”

The network, which she continues to coordinate from Cochabamba, assists water rights groups throughout Latin America to coordinate their efforts to preserve or establish the water as a public good and human right.

Thank you for supporting Marcela.
  • Amanda Starbuck 
    • $25 
    • 45 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $75 
    • 45 mos
  • Liz Schuster 
    • $25 
    • 45 mos
  • Michelle Allen 
    • $25 
    • 45 mos
  • Sean Sweeney 
    • $100 
    • 45 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Royelen Lee Boykie 
Washington D.C., DC
Marcela Olivera 
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