Placido and Toni lead SAM Bolivia’s Indigenous Rural Outreach team. Both medical doctors, the Mercados serve holistically, and selflessly, to meet the great physical as well as spiritual needs of the indigenous and rural peoples of eastern Bolivia.
Placido is Bolivian. Toni is a third-generation missionary, having grown up in Brazil. They have been instrumental in establishing a Bolivian foundation (Raphá), whose vision is to see self-sustaining indigenous and rural churches and communities flourishing by virtue of the well-being of their individual members.