Weekend Health Clinic in Carmen de los Sita, Bolivia
Below are a few pictures from a recent weekend health clinic where volunteer medical professionals from our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Boliviaprovided free medical and dental care to the small community of Carmen de los Sita in the department of Beni located in the tropical Amazon region of Bolivia.
Weekend Health Clinic Photos
These weekend health clinics, or jornadas, are made possible by our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Aviation, who provides the air transport to these isolated communities; flying is the only way to get to these communities in a timely manner.
Mano a Mano Aviation Overview
CVC-TC All Volunteer Event with Mano a Mano
Thank you to over 30 volunteers from the Corporate Volunteerism Council – Twin Cities for coming to Mano a Mano yesterday to help pack medical and school supplies to ship to Bolivia! Most of these supplies will be included in our upcoming shipment of 2 40-ft. containers in August. Stay tuned for details – we’ll need your help loading!
We packed 15 boxes of medical supplies valued at over $3,500, 33 boxes of school supplies, and prepared 20 wheelchairs for shipment. We had so much fun getting to know you all and are so grateful for all the great work you got done!
Why Your Time is Such a Big Help
We have had a lot of volunteers helping out at our St. Paul warehouse recently, and all of this organizing and packing is a HUGE NEED for Mano a Mano.
Volunteering with Mano a Mano helps reduce waste in the US and improve thousands of lives in Bolivia. Saving medical, education, and construction supplies from being thrown away in the US, your help allows us to ship these supplies to Bolivia where they can be put to good use. Upon their arrival these items are distributed to Mano a Mano’s clinics, schools, and other infrastructure projects to provide quality healthcare and services that save lives.
We also distribute supplies to other organizations (hospitals, nonprofits, jails) and individuals throughout Bolivia that work with persons in need, free-of-charge.
Thanks to the Local Minnesota Organizations that Participated Yesterday!
The following organizations were represented at Mano a Mano:
- Boston Scientific
- Thomson Reuters
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
- Luther Auto
- C.H. Robinson
- Bremer Bank
- UnitedHealth Group
- H.B. Fuller Company
- Neighborhood House
- DARTS Aging and Caregiving Resources
- Second Harvest Heartland
- Allina Health
- Catholic Charities
Thanks again and come back anytime!
And thank you also to the 10 Mano a Mano volunteers who came to help facilitate the day’s work!