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Bolivia: Basilia Decides What Food Items Will Her Family Eat

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Basilia Vargas receives from the WFP personnel 30 vouchers of 20 Bolivianos each in order to exchange for food. It is fruits of her labour in her orchard and her training such as capacitating in production techniques.
 

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More than 20 women of the El Carmen community from the municipality of San Julian received vouchers like these in order to exchange for food in the cities of San Julian and of Montero, in Santa Cruz.
 

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Cristina, neighbour of the El Carmen community, receives vouchers to exchange for food. This project of vouchers for foods is financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
 

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Basilia Vargas and her daughter Lourdes are seen in the parcelled communal orchard. Each woman has delimited a piece of land to work on and is marked with the name of the proprietor on a sign.
 

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Basilia Vargas and her daughter Lourdes have arrived to the parcelled communal orchard to harvest some vegetables that they will eat at lunch time. Basilia holds beets and carrots in her hands.
 

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Yhovana, neighbour of the El Carmen community, waters her cultivation of onions in the piece of communal orchard that corresponds to her.

 

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Basilia washes the vegetables she has just harvested from the parcelled communal orchard while her daughter Lourdes pumps the water.
 

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Basilia, Cristina, and Yhovana prepare the vegetables, harvested from the communal orchard for lunch time.
 

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The children of Basilia Vargas wash their hands before sitting on the table to eat lunch that consists of rice and onion, carrot, and beet salad.
 

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The children of Basilia Vargas sit at the table to eat lunch that consists of rice and onion, carrot and beet salad.
 

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Basilia Vargas attentively reads the list of products that can be exchanged in the store “1 de Enero” of the city of San Julian, where she has gone with her daughter Lourdes.

 

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Basilia Vargas exchanges 50 eggs to prepare flour buns and tortillas
 

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Thanks to the vouchers and her work, Basilia takes home 50 kilos of rice, 5 kilos de quinua, 2 packages of noodles, 5 litres of oil, salt, 50 eggs and 10 kilos of flour.
 

A WFP Cash and Vouchers programme, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), teaches Basilia Vargas and other women new techniques to grow their home gardens in Bolivia.