About The Rosa Vera Fund

Our mission is to facilitate preventive, health and social interventions for children and healthcare workers in and around Montero, Bolivia that would not otherwise be possible. We are guided and motivated by the belief that all children have the right to reach their full potential. Read more about what we do and who benefits from our support.


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RVF Features and Stories

Read about the work we’re doing and the lives we’re changing – click an image or title for details.

Dr. Lisa Hunt in the News

Rosa Vera Fund Board Member and Medical Liaison Dr. Lisa Hunt was recently featured in Stroll Magazine. The article details her many contributions to the fund and highlights the fund’s history.

Parent Groups

Parents are our main point of contact with the children, and they are the key to a successful treatment program. Our relationship begins at the initial interview and is formalized when they sign a contract affirming their

Dr. Melk Invited to SOTU

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, the U.S. representative from Arizona’s 2nd congressional district, invited our own Dr. Jonathan Melk to virtually join as her guest for the State of the Union address on Tuesday night, March 1.

Adapting to Covid-19

Despite the pandemic, we continue our vital work with the Rosa Vera Fund. Our partners at Consejo de Salud Rural Andino are taking many precautions, while still providing our patients with the care they so desperately need.

Work trip 2019

For our summer work trip this year, Drs. Darlene and Jon Melk were joined by board member Lesley Alderman and her son Charlie. Check out the thank you video that Leslie and Charlie put together for our generous donors!

Fundraiser at La Escuelita

Our Bolivian colleagues from CSRA and the RVF held a very successful fundraiser at La Escuelita on May 19. They raised over $1,000 for the school and therapy center that serves the children from the Rosa Vera Fund!