Die Straße bringt uns nicht zum Schweigen

Projektträger: MaPaKi - Verein zur Förderung der Straßenkinderinitiative Maya, Paya, Kimsa Land: Bolivia Fördersumme: € 148.700,00 Beginn: 01.01.2024 Ende: 31.12.2026



The project aims to contribute to the formation and application of a national child and youth protection system that does not allow children and youth to find a permanent living space on the streets of La Paz and El Alto, Bolivia.

The project contributes to SDGs 5, 10, 16 and 17.

Erwartete Ergebnisse

1. Children and young people who have their centre of life on the street can leave this living situation by means of an individually guided process;

2. Children, adolescents, and families are supported to reintegrate into society (individually, economically, socially);

3. Girls, adolescents, and young women receive specific care according to their individual needs and problems;

4. Public prevention and care facilities for children, youth and families in Situation Street have been strengthened structurally, staff are trained. Advocacy and lobbying processes are supported, and policy makers are aware of the challenges;

5. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the living situation of the target group is analysed and prevention and care services are reformed, if necessary.


Children, young people in street situations, as well as caregivers of private and public institutions.

Direct Beneficiaries: 630 (330 female, 300 male).


• Individual counselling sessions for children/adolescents with guidance on regaining/access to fundamental rights (identity, protection, family, etc.);

• Healthcare in specialised medical centers;

• Individual care and support for children and young people in the areas of health, education, protection, employment and entrepreneurship, family support, home visits, etc.);

• Educational group activities for school tutoring with primary and secondary school teachers (maths, physics and chemistry), and provision of teaching material for primary and secondary schools;

• Specific activities for girls and young women in street situations (paedagogical group activities, sessions with professionals for therapy and empowerment in cases of sexual violence);

• Meetings and workshops as part of technical cooperation with regional/city governments and local networks for methodological support and training of operational staff or sensitisation of political decision-makers.


Despite positive economic growth, 43% of Bolivia's 10 million inhabitants live in poverty and 22% in extreme poverty. This poverty is visible in the rapidly growing urban centres along Bolivia's central axis (La Paz - Cochabamba - Santa Cruz) and often affects social risk groups (children, women, indigenous population, people with disabilities).

For children and young people, being homeless means living without basic rights and away from society. Whether due to a lack of identity documents or because of discrimination, they find it very difficult to access the healthcare system, much less schools, participate in community life or even earn a living in a legitimate way. Furthermore, girls and women are exposed to a very high risk of violence on the street, especially sexual violence within their own environment or in commercial form to make a living, resulting in far-reaching consequences for their social and physical health.

Although public institutions have a legal mandate to provide support and implement counselling processes, they usually do not have the capacities to do so. Strategic alliances with public and private organisations that work directly and indirectly on these issues are intended to raise awareness and influence socio-political decisions by means of this project. By contributing to an integral prevention and care network, children and young people are to be offered concrete alternatives that give them the chance of a constructive, integral development process.

Projektnummer 2319-14/2023
Mittelherkunft OEZA
Sektor Andere soziale Infrastruktur und Leistungen
Modalität Project-type interventions
Marker Geschlecht: 1, Armut: 2
  • Marker: kennzeichnet und bewertet die entwicklungspolitische Zielsetzung eines Projektes auf Gendergleichstellung, Reproduktive Gesundheit, Umweltschutz, Demokratieförderung, Armutsorientierung, Entwicklung des Handels sowie auf die Erfüllung der Klima- Biodiversitäts- und Wüstenkonventionen.
    • 1= das entwicklungspolitische Ziel ist in das Projekt integriert
    • 2= das entwicklungspolitsche Ziel ist der spezifische Inhalt des Projekts
  • Mittelherkunft: Die ADA setzt in Projekten und Programmen Mittel der Österreichischen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (OEZA) sowie anderer Finanzierungsquellen um.
    • AKF - Auslandskatastrophenfonds der Österreichischen Bundesregierung
    • BMLFUW - Bundesministerium für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft
    • EU - Mittel der Europäischen Kommission
    • Andere Geber - Diverse Finanzquellen, die dem jährlichen Geschäftsbericht der ADA im Detail zu entnehmen sind.
  • Modalität: definiert die Art der Hilfe (z.B: Sektorbudgethilfe, Kernbeiträge an multilaterale Institutionen, Projekthilfe, Technische Assistenz (personelle Hilfe), Bildungsarbeit im Inland, etc.)
  • Sektor: bezeichnet den wirtschaftlichen oder sozialen Sektor des Partnerlandes, welcher mit dem Projekt/Programm unterstützt wird.
  • Tied/Untied: Ungebundene (untied) Hilfe ermöglicht dem Projektpartner im Entwicklungsland - unter Befolgung der lokalen Beschaffungsregeln - freie Entscheidung über die Herkunftsländer im Zuge der Beschaffung von Dienstleistungen und Waren. Gebundene (tied) Hilfe verknüpft die Hilfsleistung auf die Beschaffung aus dem Geberland oder aus einem eingeschränkten Kreis von Ländern.