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.

Our objectives are twofold:

  1. Provide preventive, health and social interventions for children with chronic health conditions
  2. Facilitate training and employment opportunities for local community health workers


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The value of $1 US dollar in Bolivia


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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.

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 Sunday, May 19. They raised over $1,000 for the school and therapy center that serves the children from the Rosa Vera Fund!

Kids Helping Kids

During our December 2017 work trip to Montero, Bolivia, we were accompanied by high school juniors Jordan Craig and Lucia Ledesma. Their job was to capture still photos and video of our patients, families and RVF staff. They are pictured with RVF patient Yoselín and her cousin. 

Yoselín’s Story: Learning to Walk at Last

Yoselin became a patient of the RVF in 2007. Based on the limited information provided, we believe she had meningitis at the age of 9 months and that she was not adequately treated. With rapid and aggressive IV medications, meningitis can be cured; however, if the infection is allowed to advance, it can be lethal.