Joselin at home
Poverty & extreme poverty among 15–19 year old youth in Cochabamba
Approximately 30% of the Bolivian population is living
below the poverty line of surviving on less than $2/day.
The poor live in small 150-180 sq.ft. adobe shacks. A family of 7 sleeps together in two beds, or on a mattress on the floor. Their clothes are on the floor or on hooks on the wall. No chairs. They sit on the edge of the bed. The cooking area is a 2 burner propane stove in a corner on the floor.
No running water. No shower. No sanitation. Most fathers leave, robbing the family of income.
An alcoholic jobless father typically beats his wife and children.
In the urban areas, spousal abuse and feminicide are a problem.