Los Colores de la Vida (The Colors of Life)

This is the story of Adela and Sandra, two friends finishing high school in El Alto. Sharing a common experience with domestic violence, the girls forge a bond and reveal their anxieties regarding their community’s lack of opportunities as well as their encounters with boyfriends.

Los Colores de la Vida is the main feature of the one hour and thirty minute live talk show: “La Mochila: Un Lugar Donde Encuentras de Todo” (The Backpack: A Place Where You Find Everything).

Bolivia indigenous people, around 60% of the population, face real and perceived barriers in access to health services. Most HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment efforts are centered in urban areas. Over 13% of adolescent girls are pregnant or have already had children. On average, women each have about 5.3 births. Only 15% of youth in the area feel empowered to decide for themselves when their sexual lives should begin. Literacy rates are low, 75% in the rural areas. Radio is the main information source

CDEA (Development Center for Alternative Education)
CECOPI (Education and Communication Center for Indigenous Communities)
Local broadcasters in El Alto, Bolivia

Targeted youth ages 14 – 24 in El Alto, Achocalla, Viacha and provinces in La Paz state and northeast of Oruro. 80% speak Spanish and 20% Aymara speak, an indigenous language.

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