Savings groups and organized informal settlement communities in Oruro and Cochabamba were visited by SDI exchange delegations from Brazil and South Africa beginning in 2009. The groups are supported by Red de Acción Comunitaria. In Oruro, the groups coordinate many of their activities as a city-wide network. Engagements with senior government officials around a new housing policy are ongoing, as are project-based links with municipal officials in both cities. The Bolivian federation partners with the Harvard University´s Refresh Bolivia initiative which aims to facilitate access to safe water as a key strategy for promoting better health.