Locations of Mennonite Colonies in Bolivia?

by Jacob Tice
(Delaware, USA)

Can anyone point me to something showing the location of Mennonite colonies in Bolivia? I can find a list of all the colonies and their origin but not their location in Bolivia! I'm particularly interested in any in the Department of Beni.

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Dec 23, 2019
Where to find Mennonites in Bolivia
by: Anonymous

This guy Jordi Busqué visited a bunch of the Mennonite Colonies in Bolivia. He spent 10 years visiting and photographing the colonies.

Here's a National Geographic article about his work:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/proof/2018/february/mennonites-bolivia-busque/

Here's his online photo bank:

http://www.jordibusque.com/en/story/menno_bolivia/DSK66-DSC_0051.jpg

Dec 23, 2019
Information on Mennonite Colonies in Bolivia
by: Anonymous

The majority of Mennonite colonies are located in Eastern and Southeastern Bolivia. They have a Mennonite Central Committee (Comité Central Menonita) with offices in Santa Cruz that represents Mennonites in Bolivia and the Southern Cone of South America. They may be able to help you find the information you are looking for.

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mccbolivia

Most Mennonites in Bolivia originally come from two places: Paraguay and Mexico. You might contact the Mennonite Central Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean as well.

http://www.mcclaca.org/es/

It can be hard to find information about them because (with a few exceptions) most of the Mennonite colonies in Bolivia are against the use of any technologies and don't use cars, phones, internet, television, electricity, etc.

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