About Us

We are a non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to serving those in need who are found in marginal rural, semi-urban and urban areas of Bolivia.

Our Institution was founded the 6th of January, 2000, in the City of Viacha, Province of Ingavi, State of La Paz, Republic of Bolivia; constituting itself legally under the name, ASSOCIATION FOR LOCAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT “SUMA JAYMA,” under Prefect Resolution N° 586/03 in the year 2003, followed by obtaining full legal standing in 2004 (N° 034/04 La Paz).

Our organization is comprised of Aymara indigenous water works and sanitation specialists from the Bolivian Andean High Plains “Altiplano”. We know first-hand the difficult situations faced by our people and are moved to work alongside them in meeting their most basic needs in life.

Suma Jayma's Mission, Vision and Core Values

Our Mission

To promote the development of drinking water and sanitation services, accessible to all and supported by communities, public institutions and civil society organizations.


Our Vision

A Bolivia in which all people have access to reliable and safe water and sanitation services.




Our Values

The values of Suma Jayma are the pillars guiding our lines of action:

  • Excellence in the execution of water & sanitation projects.

  • A lasting commitment to satisfy the needs and expectations of families in facilitating access to water and sanitation.

  • Clear, respectful communications with community members, in both Aymara and Spanish languages.

  • Financial and social responsibility in transparent implementation of projects.

  • Ethical and consistent behavior in relationships among all partners.

Meet the Suma Jayma Team

Jaime Rosas, Jorge Rosas and Braulio Rojas

(Suma Jayma contracts additional trusted, skilled staff as needed to meet project requirements)