Children of Posta, BoliviaHigh in the Andes Mountains, at a bit less than 15,000 feet, there is a very remote village named Posota. Actually, it is not as remote as Challa, which is the village where Bau and Cresy Cruz come from. Both adopted by Mary Kay, one of the founders of the MIMA Foundation, travel to Bolivia each year to visit their family and friends.

Challa and the other surrounding villages are as far away as three hours walking to Posota, but the children from these villages travel there each day to go to school. It was soon realized that the children that walk this distance daily were at a huge disadvantage. Cold, hungry and tired, they hardly had what it takes to learn in the classroom. It was Sr. Fulvia's dream to build an "Internado"...a dormitory for the children to stay in during the week while studying.

With the help from the MIMA Foundation, Anna Haarman, ( a Dutch Volunteer and her supporters) and Sr. Fulvia's connections in Italy, this finally came to fruition in 2006. The Inaguration took place in November and now 80 children and their teachers have a wonderful, heated facility to stay in. Additionally, the MIMA team will soon be spoiled when they visit in June, as they are now able to stay there as well, instead of in tents or in the adobe huts in Challa. Yeah...!!! This is progress....Next on the agenda...What else? A medical clinic....Stay tuned....