CMIHope is the result of a joint effort between Foundation Arco Iris and Hope worldwide that introduces a solution of an innovative social enterprise that integrates high quality health services provision to the population of zona Sur of La Paz, with financial support to the charitable work of Hospital Arco Iris.

The goals  are multifold: provide excellent quality healthcare, generate revenue to support the poor, educate, build trust, experiment with best practices, foster growth and build a patient base with in the private market to sustain future market share.


HOPE worldlogoHOPEwide is an international non-governmental organization with 17-years of experience in hospital and clinic management in resource poor countries as well as consultants with extensive experience in outpatient clinic development in the United States. HOPE worldwide pioneered successful social enterprise models for health delivery in Cambodia. HOPE worldwide has affiliates in 72 countries around the world. In addition, key Bolivian-based HOPE personnel have over 20 years of experience in developing profitable high quality and patient-centered care within an ambulatory setting.


logoFAIFoundation Arco Iris (FAI) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization established in La Paz, Bolivia twenty-two years ago. FAI has two main divisions – the social programs and the hospital. The FAI social programs provide housing, food, clothing, schooling and social services for over 4000 orphans and help care for the estimated 30,000 children who live or work in the streets of La Paz.


logo HAIHospital Arco Iris (HAI) is a 100-bed multi-specialty charity teaching hospital that serves those within in the FAI social programs, as well as children who live in the streets or in prisons with their parents, the impoverished and families living in rural underserved areas. At HAI 90% of the care is for the poor; 60% of this care is for children. Annually HAI provides over 180,000 consultations (over 75,000 of these are free) and 8,000 hospitalizations. HAI provides approximately $1.4 million in free care annually. As the needs and expenses associated with providing medical care to the underserved continue to rise, HAI must find new and innovative ways to financially sustain their work.