Training Workshop for Physical Therapists in Cochabamba

Training Workshop for Physical Therapists in Cochabamba

Over the weekend, Mano a Mano hosted a training workshop for 40 physical therapists. The primary focus has been to ensure that people that work at organizations that receive donated medical and orthopedic supplies are able to maximize the use of these supplies.

Physical Therapy Workshop at Mano a Mano, March 16-17, 2018.

Physical Therapy Workshop at Mano a Mano, March 16-17, 2018.

Mano a Mano Co-Founder Segundo Velasquez attended the workshop alongside a group of travelers from the US. When he asked the therapists how many of these items they had at their centers, four of four asked said, “none.”  One said, we have a few of these items, but we received them from Mano a Mano. People are very excited about this training, which is the first workshop of its kind that we have done. (Continuing education is a core program of Mano a Mano in topics ranging from health to education to agricultural development.)

Some of the physical therapy items from Mano a Mano on display at the workshop.

Some of the physical therapy items from Mano a Mano on display at the workshop.

Some of the physical therapy items from Mano a Mano on display at the workshop.

Some of the physical therapy items from Mano a Mano on display at the workshop.

Some of the physical therapy items from Mano a Mano on display at the workshop.

Some of the physical therapy items from Mano a Mano on display at the workshop.

Distributing Tens of Thousands of Pounds of Donated Supplies in Early March 2018

The previous weekend, tens of thousands of medical supplies were distributed during a distribution event at our Cochabamba warehouse:

On August 24-26 2017, 2017, Mano a Mano volunteers loaded 5 containers with 120,882 pounds of donated medical, school, and other supplies, with a conservative value of $1.8 million. These containers then started their journey to Bolivia, which takes a few weeks to arrive in-country, and many more months to clear customs.

Pictures: Containers Arriving in Bolivia

In late December 2017/early January 2018, all 5 containers arrived at our warehouse in Cochabamba, Bolivia, where Mano a Mano staff and volunteers have been busy organizing supplies in preparation for distribution.

Four Containers of Donated Supplies Will Be Loaded for Shipment from Minnesota April 5-7, 2018

Our Minnesota warehouse is getting full, and we will be sending our next shipment of about 100,000 pounds of donated supplies on April 5-7, 2018. If you are interested in helping out, please contact us.



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