Loading 5 Containers with Supplies for Bolivia – August 2017

Loading 5 Containers with Supplies for Bolivia – August 2017

Five containers at the Mano a Mano warehouse - August 2017

Five containers at the Mano a Mano warehouse – August 2017

Over the past few days, Mano a Mano volunteers loaded 5 40-ft. containers with donated medical and school supplies at our St. Paul, Minnesota warehouse. This week, these supplies will start their journey to Bolivia, where they will be distributed to people and organizations in need throughout the country.

Volunteers working on loading 2 of the 5 containers at Mano a Mano - August 2017.

Volunteers working on loading 2 of the 5 containers at Mano a Mano – August 2017.

Check out footage and interviews in the video below from a recent large-scale distribution of supplies in October 2016 at the Mano a Mano warehouse in Cochabamba, Bolivia, when more than 90,000 pounds of supplies were given away. The supplies en route this week will be distributed in a similar manner.

1 of the 4 wheelchairs donated on a recent Saturday at Mano a Mano in Bolivia - one of the many ways supplies sent from Minnesota are distributed in Bolivia.

1 of the 4 wheelchairs donated on Saturday in June at Mano a Mano in Bolivia – one of the many ways supplies sent from Minnesota are distributed in Bolivia.

Containers on Their Way

Last of 5 containers leaving Mano a Mano, August 2017.

Last of 5 containers leaving Mano a Mano, August 2017.

From Minnesota to Bolivia: Distributing Donated Medical Supplies

Pictures from Container Loading – August 2017

This Shipment Made Possible by Support from Festival Bolivia in July

These supplies make a big difference for thousands of people in Bolivia who don’t have the resources or access. But it takes money to get these needed supplies from Minnesota to Bolivia; this shipment was made possible by the tremendous support we received at our Annual Fundraising Festival on July 23rd, 2017.

Thank You!

The surplus program was the program that started Mano a Mano more than 20 years ago, and it continues to be an integral part of our work. We started as an all-volunteer organization, and although we have grown, we depend on hundreds and hundreds of people to make these shipments happen.

Whether you help sort or pick up donated medical supplies at the St. Paul office, help organize supplies for distribution in Bolivia, or make a donation – we couldn’t do this without you!



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