Loading 3 40-ft. Containers with 75,000 pounds of Supplies
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Give to the Max Day 2014
November 13 is Give to the Max Day 2014! From the GiveMN website: “Join thousands of Minnesotans as we ignite generosity and raise millions of dollars for nonprofits and schools across the state. Make a donation to your favorite cause on November 13 and be part of Minnesota’s annual day of giving!”
Donate to Mano a Mano on Give to the Max Day November 13 and Increase Your Impact!
We have a matching gift available, and donations are eligible for randomly selected $2,000 golden tickets every hour throughout the day that are added to your donation, in addition to other possible prizes.
All donations will go towards our container shipment of donated supplies from Minnesota to Bolivia this week, and any additional funds raised over our goal would go to the next shipment sometime in 2015.
Check out our GiveMN page to learn more; you can also donate in the form below:
Rivers to Dust
We just wanted to share this beautiful video made by Fusion on how climate change is effecting communities in the rural Bolivian Highlands. The people talking in this video have the same concerns as the community represetatives that come to Mano a Mano, asking to partner with us on projects, and water reservoirs is one of the highest priority projects.
Emergency Flight for Mother and Child
We were in the middle of a flight to the community of Tacora with volunteer medical professionals from Mano a Mano Bolivia for a training course for doctors and nurses when we received an emergency call over the radio. A woman who had given birth 4 days earlier was having complications, and needed to get to a hospital. One of the volunteer doctors on the flight stressed the urgency of the situation to our pilot; one hour later the plane was en route to pick up Lilliana and her baby. They arrived at the maternal ward of the Cochabamaba hospital where they are doing well now, recuperating.
More photos fo the emergency flight from our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Aviation:
Training in Tacora
The training that was originally scheduled in Tacora still took place. Our pilot flew into the area with volunteer instructors to provide on going training and education to area medical staff.