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List of principal references in Bolivia

AWARDS

2008

Supreme Court of Justice, PotosĂ­
Dr. Oscar Azurduy,
Judge for children and adolescents

« Voix Libres is an exceptional organisation that proposes vocational training as real work options. It does not only address the psychological needs of the children but creates independent and responsible leaders »


2006

Chamber of Deputies,
Brigade of Potosi

Recognition for the thousands of direct beneficiaries of the strategy to replicate sustainable results and the self-empowerment brought about by the support programmes


2005

Prefecture of the Departement of PotosĂ­

Philanthropic work for over 12 years in favour of poor children

Gold medal to Mrs Marianne Sébastien named «Potosina de Honor» and distinction of «Laudable Institution» to the Fundación Voces Libres for over  300.000 beneficiaries and 85.000 interest-free solidarity micro-credits granted.


2005

PotosĂ­ Town Hall
and Historical Society

Marianne SĂ©bastien named honorary guest of Potosi, and Voix Libres considered part of the Heritage of PotosĂ­.


2002

Municipal Governement  of Potosí

Certificate of Recognition


2002

Sole National Registry of NGOs

Registered as a Foundation.


1996

Prefecture of the Department
of La Paz

Key institution in the success of the La Paz street children project


1996

Prefecture of the Departement
of La Paz

Juridical personality of the Voix Libres Association.

Partnership agreements

Up to 2009

97 partnership agreements with Town Halls, public and private Institutions of the Republic of Bolivia

From the mines Cerro Rico

2005

Departmental Federation of Mining Cooperatives, PotosĂ­
Felipe Flores Chipana, President

« Laudable Institution.»

An entirely dedicated association


2005

Potosí Women’s Union

Full support in the efforts to fight poverty.


2005

Association women "pailliris" labourers of the Cerro Rico of PotosĂ­

Recognition from all the productive micro-enterprises

From the prisons in Cochabamba and PotosĂ­

2005

District Supreme Court, PotosĂ­

Intense work for the good of the most needy.


2005

San Pablo Penitentiary, Quillacollo

Work in the field.


2002

Permanent Assembly for Human Rights, La Paz.
Dr Waldo Albarracin S., President

A major solidarity endeavour


2002

Association of prison carpenters of  San Sebastián

Voluntary humanitarion work for the benefit or inmates and their families

In rural areas

2003

Federation of trade unions of rural workers of PotosĂ­

Infrastructure and food self-sufficiency to save our children


 

Principal references in Europe

AWARDS

2007

Mirjam Schöning, Director of the Schwab Foundation, Switzerland

« Few, if any, of the 3,000 organisations we have looked into in
recent years, have tackled extreme human suffering with as much courage and coherence as Voix Libres ». Marianne Sébastien has been selected as a semi-finalist.


2006

Club for Women Entrepreneurs, Geneva

Marianne SĂ©bastien was awarded the title of "Woman Entrepreneur for 2007" for granting micro-credits to 100,00 beneficiaries in Bolivia in 12 years.


2002

King Baudouin International Development Prize, Brussels

Selected among the finalists
for the best 5 projects


2001

North-South Festival , Geneva

Official selection for the film

« Le Prix de la Liberté »


2000

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France

North-South solidarity grant
for micro-credit programmes in prisons


1998

French audio-visual committee

First prize for the film
« Avec l’œil du Cœur »

Producer : Dominique Fresne


1998

Rotary International, Aix-en-Provence, France

« Service » Prize


1995

 « Madame Figaro » Prize

Grand Prix Award
for humanitarian action

References

2003

Congratulations from the King of Belgium

« Outstanding work for sustainable development for the benefit of the poor»


2000

Reinaldo Figueredo, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, Special Adviser to the General Secretary of UNCTAD

« Outstanding work for the benefit of mistreated children... A memorable and illustrious NGO»


2000

UNCTAD

« Micro-credits in prisons :
An effective means of rehabilitation
for the most underprivileged to improve their prospects for the future»


1999

International Centre for Training  Development Executives, accredited by Belgian and European Union Development authorities. 

« Serious and effective work, and very broad experience»


1996

Republic and Canton of Geneva

Recognition of social benefit