Mano a Mano Volunteer Receiving 3M Gives Volunteer Award

Mano a Mano Volunteer Receiving 3M Gives Volunteer Award

Flying in San Benito, Bolivia

Flying in San Benito, Bolivia

Less than 2 Weeks Remaining on our Indiegogo Campaign

Less than 2 Weeks Remaining on our Indiegogo Campaign

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Supplies waiting to be shipped.; recipients of wheelchairs at the Mano a Mano Aviation hangar in Bolivia in December 2013.

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49 Emergency Air Rescues in August, and Weekend Health Clinics

49 Emergency Air Rescues in August

Mano a Mano’s aviation program transported 49 people to emergency care in the month of August. The vast majority of these flights are going from our hangar in Cochabamba to the department of Beni, located in the Amazon region of Bolivia.

Department of Beni, Bolivia ("Bolivia Beni" by Daan - Own work. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bolivia_Beni.png#mediaviewer/File:Bolivia_Beni.png)

Department of Beni, Bolivia (“Bolivia Beni” by Daan – Own work. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bolivia_Beni.png#mediaviewer/File:Bolivia_Beni.png)

Mano a Mano Aviation hangar, located at the airport in Cochabamba.

Mano a Mano Aviation hangar, located at the airport in Cochabamba.

Weekend Health Clinics in Beni Department

In addition to providing emergency air rescues, Mano a Mano Aviation also coordinates weekend health clinics for isolated communities, primarily in the department of Beni.

Below are a few photos from a recent weekend health clinic in August 2014. These weekend health clinics are a collaboration between two of Mano a Mano’s counterpart organizations; Mano a Mano Bolivia provides volunteer medical professionals and supplies, and Mano a Mano Aviation provides the transportation.

Weekend health clinic in department of Beni, August 2014.

Medical and dental care provided during weekend health clinic in department of Beni, August 2014.

Weekend health clinic in department of Beni, August 2014.

Mano a Mano Bolivia volunteer Dra. Rocha providing dental care during weekend health clinic in department of Beni, August 2014.

Weekend health clinic in department of Beni, August 2014.

Education is always a part of our weekend health clinics, here Dra. Rocha showing children how to brush their teeth.

In 2013, Mano a Mano Bolivia participated in 27 weekend health clinics (Mano a Mano Aviation also provided transportation and coordinated an additional 15 weekend health clinics, for a total of 42 weekend health clinics supported by Mano a Mano last year).

Mano a Mano Aviation Program

Since the aviation program began in 2005, Mano a Mano has provided 2,461 emergency flights and 217 weekend health clinics.

Recent Emergency Flights

Here are just a few of our emergency flights in recent years:

33 Pictures from Oxford Development Abroad’s August 2014 Trip to Bolivia

Oxford Development Abroad (ODA) is a student group at the University of Oxford that partners with nonprofits around the world, spends the academic year raising funds for their trip and for a selected project with the organization, and then spends 6 weeks or more volunteering with the organization on the project they have contributed funding to. This year’s project was to assist Mano a Mano’s agronomists at our Center for Ecological Agriculture on a biosand water filter project that would then be implemented in the community of Jironkota, about a 2-hour drive from Cochabamba.

This was Mano a Mano’s 3rd year partnering with ODA; thanks for working with us again, and we look forward to doing more in the future! (And thanks to ODA volunteer Odette Chalaby for sharing these pics with us!)

Pictures from Oxford Development Abroad’s August 2014 Trip to Bolivia

ODA volunteers.

ODA volunteers.

 ODA volunteers stayed in the clinic in Jironkota Mano a Mano built in 2012, through our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcH_LHV2UuE


ODA volunteers stayed in the clinic in Jironkota Mano a Mano built in 2012, through our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia.

Jironkota, Bolivia

Jironkota, Bolivia

ODA volunteers working at Mano a Mano's Center for Ecological Agriculture on the outskirts of Cochabamba. http://manoamano.org/project/center-for-ecological-agriculture-cea/

ODA volunteers working at Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture on the outskirts of Cochabamba.

28 More Pictures from the Trip on Facebook and Google+

Check out more pictures from their trip on our Facebook page and Google+.