Noticing the deep need for psychological support especially for the poorest level of society, and receiving positive feedback on her work, Dutch Art Therapist Lisan subsequently decided to set up Pintar en Bolivia and made it her challenge and goal to help locals through the arts.
Even since, Lisan is pouring heart & soul in implementing Arts Therapy in the Bolivian culture, and in helping young women and children to heal their trauma thanks to the arts.
To this date, we operate in Cochabamba, the third biggest city in Bolivia. This city is a melting point of various cultures and indigenous people, which makes this place unique and beautiful but also brings complex difficulties.
Lisan is warmly welcomed by the various centres we work with, all of them being very excited to collaborate and work together towards a common goal. Fortunately, the success of the foundation continues to grow. We hope that as a consequence we will be able to fully implement the foundation, and make it self-sustainable in order for it to constantly be present in Bolivia ensuring the continuity of the projects and the introduction of new insights throughout Bolivia and hopefully one day Latin America.
Lisan never leaves sight of her long-term goal: establishing the first art therapy association in Bolivia. All of that will of course come with other short-term goals such as initiating a positive behavioural change in the community, becoming part of an international network, make our projects sustainable and open up our on centre.