Thousands of children fight daily for survival on the streets of Bolivia’s capital La Paz. Hunger and abuse often leave them defenceless – if diseases are added, they have no chance without a caregiver and medical care.
But since the Street Doctors came into existence, things have changed: In mobile children’s surgeries, six doctors, three drivers and one nurse look after the physical and psychological well-being of the helpless children free of charge. They are there for them, listening, holding them in their arms and helping wherever they can.
Hardly imaginable for us: In Bolivia’s prisons many children also live in conditions that are unworthy of life – the Street Doctors’ ambulances also look after their health.