FOCAPACI, Training and Education Centre for Civic Participation
FOCAPACI came into being early in 2000 as a project to raise political awareness among microbusinesses, and to provide support for them. FOCAPACI was initially attached to the social work organisations of El Alto diocese. Since May 2006, the institution has had its own independent legal identity. FOCAPACI is now an institution independent of the Catholic church. It is active in the areas of human rights, democratisation and urban agriculture, and it receives funding from various foreign sponsors including Misereor (Germany), the Swiss League of Catholic Women (SKF) and Eirene (Germany).