About Us

A Refuge

Familia Feliz has provided a safe haven, refuge, and family to orphaned, abused, neglected, and abandoned children for the past 16 years. We serve the most vulnerable population in Bolivia who, if left to their own resources, could face child trafficking, drugs and alcohol, homelessness, and even death.

learn about Us

We are beautifully situated on 45 acres of jungle on the edge of the amazon basin near Rurrenabaque, Bolivia, where we provide family and home for up to 60 children

We are bursting at the seems with children and our homes and hearts are full of smiles, laughter, and lots of love! Our children receive all the care of a home, in addition to a quality private education in our own K to 12 school along with practical skills in many different areas including agriculture.

How We Operate

We currently have 4 homes parented by local couples. 

Casa de Leones:  This house ranges from boys ages 3-10 and currently has 13 boys living here. 

Casa de Guerreros: This house ranges from boys ages 5-14 and currently has 13 boys living here

Casa de Lilas: This house ranges from girls ages 4-13 and currently has 10 girls living here

Casa de Amistad: This house ranges from girls ages 3-17 and there are 3 girls living here

Additionally, the Casa de Harding’s is on campus and it holds the director’s family of adopted children


We Can't Do it Without You


Your ongoing support enables us to be a safe place for these children.
Thank you for joining us in our mission.

-Melissa Harding
Founder/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

Contact Us

Learn More About Us

Melissa.familiafeliz@gmail.com