As Afro-descendant children, Nadyd and Roly had to endure poverty, severe climate conditions and lack of job opportunities in the Bolivian Yungas region where the Afro-Bolivian community is concentrated. From this hard-to-reach area, accessible only by the world’s most dangerous road, aerial sights and sounds captured their imaginations.
Through much dedication, they joined an employment support program and accomplished something they had previously thought impossible. Today, Nadyd and Roly are proud flight attendants for the nation’s leading airline, and feel grateful to set an example for the vulnerable children of the Yungas, showing them that, through hard work and commitment, one can get ahead while never forgetting to be proud of their roots.
Landlocked Bolivia was named after Simón Bolívar, a leader against the Spanish rule in the Americas. The country is predominantly indigenous with 36 official indigenous languages and Spanish. It has the largest indigenous population in the Latin America and although it has the second-largest reserves of natural gas in South America, is one of the poorest countries in the region. The country has experienced much internal political conflict. 45% live below poverty line.