Distributing Donated Medical Supplies in Bolivia – September 2018

Distributing Donated Medical Supplies in Bolivia – September 2018

Over the past week, Mano a Mano has distributed donated medical supplies in a large-scale distribution event to people & organizations in need on Friday, September 21st.

Mano a Mano staff and volunteers preparing medical supplies for donation at our Cochabamba warehouse last week. The packets are destined for 1st level health centers.

Mano a Mano staff and volunteers preparing medical supplies for donation at our Cochabamba warehouse last week. The packets are destined for 1st level health centers.

Today, we traveled to Punata to deliver medical supplies to 4 Punata-area clinics and the Nursing Faculty:

Distributing supplies to health centers in Punata, September 27, 2018.

Distributing supplies to health centers in Punata, September 27, 2018.

Health Care in Bolivia – Article on the Borgen Project

Thanks Morgan Harden for writing this article about Mano a Mano for The Borgen Project.

Top: One of 5 containers at Mano a Mano in St. Paul, MN in August 2017; Bottom: all 5 containers arriving at Mano a Mano in Cochabamba, Bolivia in early 2018. “A gift in memory of Tamar” was tagged on each container (it’s partially visible on the red container on the far left arriving in Bolivia).

Top: One of 5 containers at Mano a Mano in St. Paul, MN in August 2017; Bottom: all 5 containers arriving at Mano a Mano in Cochabamba, Bolivia in early 2018. “A gift in memory of Tamar” was tagged on each container (it’s partially visible on the red container on the far left arriving in Bolivia).

Morgan Harden is a recent graduate of Kenyon College. Drawn to its story and collaborative model, she began volunteering remotely for Mano a Mano after her graduation. This work eventually led her all the way to the organization’s epicenter in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Morgan volunteered with us for a month in November 2017, and she returned to Cochabamba in early 208 to spend a few more weeks with us, before heading to Argentina to begin her Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Fellowship.

Check out Morgan’s articles that she wrote while volunteering with Mano a Mano in Bolivia on our blog.

Video: From Minnesota to Bolivia: Distributing Donated Medical Supplies

Mano a Mano collects donated supplies in Minnesota and ships them to Bolivia, where they are distributed to people and organizations in need throughout the country.

Check out footage and interviews from a recent large-scale distribution of supplies at the Mano a Mano warehouse in Cochabamba, Bolivia, when more than 90,000 pounds of supplies were given away:

Video Credit: William Wroblewski
The surplus program is the program that started Mano a Mano more than 24 years ago; with the dedicated support of hundreds of volunteers in both the US & Bolivia, we have collected and shipped millions of pounds of supplies since 1994.



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