La Paz is one of the nine departments (primary subdivision) of Bolivia. It was founded in January of 1826. The capital, La Paz, is the most important political, cultural, and financial center of Bolivia.

In this department, there are three different geographical zones: the high plateau (Altiplano), the sub-Andean zone, and the Amazon.

Adjacent to La Paz is El Alto, the second largest city with the fastest growth in the country. One million people live there and it is 13,000 feet above sea level.


  • Capital: Nuestra Señora de La Paz
  • Population: 2.7 million (Census 2012)
  • Language: Spanish, Quechua, and Aymara
  • La Paz city is settled along the Choqueyapu river shore and is surrounded by neighbourhoods in the mountains. The national government is located here.

Our History in La Paz

In 1978, FH began working in Bolivia by providing humanitarian help in the highlands of La Paz, close to Lake Titicaca.

Since 2016, FH Bolivia has been working with families of the 8th District of El Alto city.

Current Work

Communities: 15

Sponsored children: 2,225    

Families: 3,186

Key challenges

Supporting families from El Alto by developing their potential, promoting peace and harmony in their lives, and restoring their relationships for holistic development — which is the purpose of our creation.

Please support us by praying for positive relationships and the cooperation of the people we serve, and for the churches in El Alto as they serve their community.