Serious fun

Check it out, this is a great blog from UK based  communications and marketing professional Toby Hopwood. He and his partner have been travelling the world. That adventure took them to Cochabamba, Bolivia in 2013 and A Little Charitable Trust’s Quillacollo project. The following blog originally appeared on his own site Stories from other places and is worth checking out. Thanks for stopping by Toby! The smallest girl in the room brandishes... Read More

It’s Always Sunny in Cochabamba

Our second guest blog is a lifestyle piece on living, working and playing in Cochabamba. Thanks to our friend and volunteer Lily Young who spent time on the ground working alongside our beneficiary project. Trying to select a handful of photos to sum up the experience of living in Cochabamba is just about as difficult as attempting to describe it, so bear with me. I’m constantly reminded of various snapshots of the time I spent there and the fresh... Read More

Meet Cristian

Cristian (11) joined the performing arts class of a little charitable trust in April 2012.  He lives in the Montenegro region of Bolivia, near Quillacollo, with his mother, stepfather and older brother in a tiny, one bed, room. Cristian’s 11 years haven’t been easy and although he can be a rascal at times, he’s a good kid! Cristian’s 11 years haven’t been easy. He has never known his real father and his stepfather can be harsh.... Read More

Meet Zaida

Zaida practises everyday during classes. Here she is working with the ‘diabolos’, a juggling prop consisting of a spool, string and two sticks. Zaida (12) joined the performing arts class of a little charitable trust in April 2011 and lives in a rented room with her family on the outskirts of Cochabamba, Bolivia. Zaida and her two little sisters used to sell “Salchipapas” (hotdogs and french fries) from a small stand by their house.... Read More

Who is John Connell?

I know who John Connell is because I worked for him in Bolivia as a volunteer. John is a man who came to Bolivia while he was still a teenager and then – basically – never left. Originally heralding from the United States he has held on to a lot of his American heritage. Most notably his BMX (jump to 01:35 of this video) and his American accent. If you want to read one version of his story go here. In a nutshell John set up Performing Life when... Read More

Our first annual report – out now!

We are pleased to (belatedly) bring you our very first transparency report for the period since our launch March 2011 – May 2012 (14 months). Thank you to all of our donors, supporters, volunteers, friends and family, it has been a stimulating and inspiring first chapter. We are excited about what we can achieve in the coming years and beyond. A Little Charitable Trust – Annual report – 2011-2012 Many thanks, Sarah & Bevan  Read More

Learning From Others – Collegiality Part I

The OHH smile There are a lot of aspirations within a little charitable trust, two of them include collegiality and doing something instead of nothing. Hence to develop our own best practice we have adopted a culture of collegiality. This means developing strong relationships with donors, our beneficiary (Performing Life), our advisors and anyone who can assist us to become better. As such, this month we contacted Orkney Helping Hands (OHH) who has... Read More

On the ground

On the ground in Bolivia the new performing arts class funded by a little charitable trust has started.  Based in Quillacollo on the outskirts of Cochabamba, it has 15 kids attending regularly.  Each day they come together to meet with their teacher Adalin, learning new circus skills and then sharing a nutritious hot lunch together.   This class is run by Performing Life and is modeled on their existing two classes in central Cochabamba. Before... Read More

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