About Us

Who We Are

Familia Feliz has provided a refuge and family to orphaned, abused, and neglected children for the past 16 years. We serve one of the most vulnerable populations in Bolivia and ensure protection from drugs, alcohol, homelessness, starvation, and child trafficking.

What We Do

Beautifully situated on 45 acres of Bolivian jungle, Familia Feliz provides a home and family for 60+ children who come from dangerous or difficult situations in and around Rurrenabaque, Beni. In addition to a Christ-centered community, children join our K-12 school and develop important agricultural and trade skills. With the continuous arrival of new children, we are bursting at the seams with energy, laughter, and compassion.

How We Do It

At Familia Feliz, we believe that every child deserves a family. From the Casa de Las Lilas to the Casa de Los Guerreros we provide our kids with the attention and home atmosphere they need. Each home is guided by one or more full-time house parents and gives each member of the family a place to feel seen. Our casas are the functional unit and heartbeat of Familia Feliz.

Why We Need You

Your ongoing support enables us to remain a safe haven for every one of these children. Thank you for joining us in our mission.


Melissa Harding
Founder and Director of Familia Feliz

Meet our Team!

Enjoy some former and current volunteer’s blogs

Former Volunteer's Blogs

Current Volunteer Blog

Red a Devenir Interview

Interview Jan 2021 – Start at 1:53:20

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