Dropping Food and Supplies from the Mano a Mano Plane

Over the past week Mano a Mano has been working to respond to Bolivian communities that have been hardest-hit by the heavy rains and flooding. For more information about what we are doing you can click the following links:

Dropping Food and Supplies from the Mano a Mano Plane

Many of the airstrips that Mano a Mano would normally use to land in to distribute food and supplies are currently underwater. In these communities Mano a Mano is doing flyovers and dropping food and supplies from the plane.

People are desperately waving rags or anything then can grab to call attention from the pilots. We will continue to do this until we are able to land and set up a distribution center at one of the runways; we hope this will be the case very soon.

Making Food Packets

Mano a Mano staff have decided to include the following in the packets that we distribute:
  • Bread
  • Meat in a can
  • Sardines
  • Sugar
  • Rice
  • Cookies
  • Candy
  • Popcorn
  • Quinoa bars
These items are packed in plastic bags and that bag is triple-layer bagged, in case the packet lands in water. From the airplane we have seen people open and begin to consume these items as they land.
Volunteers from the Comunidad Evangélica Filadelfia in Cochabamba and Mano a Mano Internacional putting together packets last Saturday.

Volunteers from the Comunidad Evangélica Filadelfia in Cochabamba and Mano a Mano Internacional putting together packets last Saturday.

Volunteers from the Comunidad Evangélica Filadelfia in Cochabamba and Mano a Mano Internacional putting together packets last Saturday.

Volunteers from the Comunidad Evangélica Filadelfia in Cochabamba and Mano a Mano Internacional putting together packets last Saturday.



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