3 Mano a Mano Planes, 3 Flights

3 Mano a Mano Planes, 3 Flights Mano a Mano’s volunteer warehouse manager Ray Wiedmeyer just got back from a trip to Bolivia with Mano a Mano co-founder Segundo Velasquez. While he was there, he took a lot of pictures and wrote about some of his experiences. On November 1st, 2017, Mano a Mano’s aviation […]

Work on the Road to San Lorenzo

Work on the Road to San Lorenzo The 100 year flooding of 2014 in the tropical area of Beni devastated the minimal road and bridge infrastructure the communities of San Lorenzo and surrounding areas depended on. Even prior to this flooding, the community of San Lorenzo had been requesting assistance from Mano a Mano to […]

30 Pictures from a Donation of Medical Supplies in San Ignacio de Moxos

30 Pictures from a Donation of Medical Supplies in San Ignacio de Moxos These are a few pictures from the Municipality of San Ignacio de Moxos of a distribution of medical supplies from Mano a Mano in May (it took 2 Mano a Mano planes to transport these supplies). We are happy to see these supplies […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Libby Arnosti

Volunteer Spotlight: Libby Arnosti Mano a Mano volunteer Libby Arnosti recently talked about what she does with Mano a Mano, why she respects the Mano a Mano model, and what makes the work she does for Mano a Mano meaningful for her. What I Do For Mano a Mano I recently started collecting stories from […]

#FlashbackFriday – Interview with Mano a Mano Pilot Ivo

#FlashbackFriday – Interview with Mano a Mano Pilot Ivo #FlashbackFriday - in 2012 we interviewed Mano a Mano Aviation pilot Ivo Daniel Martinez about our aviation program and why it’s so important for the work we do in Bolivia. The program stays extremely busy, providing emergency flights to nearly 50 people throughout Bolivia every month and flying volunteer […]

Recent Emergency Flight – Fernando’s Back Injury

Recent Emergency Flight – Fernando’s Back Injury Fernando experienced a back injury and was taken to the hospital in Trinidad. Tragically, the hardware (bolts, screws, etc.) that was available to and used by the surgeon was faulty and began to fail shortly after Fernando went back home following the operation. Soon he was in excruciating pain. Bolts […]

Providing Emergency Flights & Weekend Health Clinics in Bolivia

Providing Emergency Flights & Weekend Health Clinics in Bolivia For many small communities in the tropical Amazon regions of Bolivia, they can be hours or even days away from quality health care, which is especially difficult in cases of emergency. Our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Aviation responds to emergencies (mostly in the department of Beni) and […]

Transporting 2 People from Beni – Recent Emergency Flight

Transporting 2 People from Beni – Recent Emergency Flight Mano a Mano’s aviation program continues to be very busy providing flights for emergency rescues and weekend health clinics. A recent emergency flight on May 8th was for 2 residents of Areruta, a small community in Oromomo in the Bolivian Amazon, in the department of Beni, Bolivia […]

Distributing Supplies in Bolivia with the Mano a Mano Plane

Distributing Supplies in Bolivia with the Mano a Mano Plane In Minnesota, Mano a Mano collects donated surplus supplies like crutches, wheelchairs, medical & school supplies. We ship these supplies to Bolivia, where they are distributed to Mano a Mano projects and other organizations throughout Bolivia. We have distributed more than 3.5 million pounds since […]

Good Things Happening at our Counterpart Organizations

Good Things Happening at our Counterpart Organizations Below is a recent email from Mano a Mano co-founder Segundo Velasquez to our staff and board about a few pieces of really good news from our counterpart organizations in Bolivia. (Mano a Mano works through  5 different organizations - 1 office in the US and 4 counterpart organizations […]