New Clinic Dedicated in Jatun Mayu, Bolivia

New Clinic Dedicated in Jatun Mayu, Bolivia Mano a Mano recently completed a new health clinic in Jatun Mayu, Bolivia. The clinic was dedicated on May 29, 2018, and is our 163rd clinic project. Jatun Mayu Clinic Jatun Mayu is a rural community in the Zudanez province, department of Chuquisaca – about a 3-hour drive […]

June 2018 Teacher’s Trip to Bolivia

June 2018 Teacher’s Trip to Bolivia Over the past few days, teachers from Minnesota and teachers from the tropical regions of Bolivia (department of Beni) have been meeting together at Mano a Mano’s offices in Cochabamba to discuss teaching methods, develop curriculum, learn how they keep parents involved, and have an opportunity to interact in […]

Building Water Wells in Bolivia

Building Water Wells in Bolivia Rural community leaders approach us regularly with requests to help them access water. Extensive discussions lay the groundwork for developing formal agreements among the elected community leaders, municipal officials and Mano a Mano, and define, prior to initiating the project, the contributions and responsibilities of each participating entity. Mano a […]

March 2018 Trip to Bolivia

March 2018 Trip to Bolivia In March, a group of travelers from Florida and Minnesota went to Bolivia with Mano a Mano to get a firsthand look at our organization, our projects, and the communities that we partner with. While there, they attended a distribution of medical supplies shipped from Minnesota, visited Mano a Mano’s […]

Building a Physical Therapy Cage Out of Pallets

Training Workshop for Physical Therapists in Cochabamba Over the weekend of March 16-17, 2018, Mano a Mano hosted a training workshop for 40 physical therapists. The primary focus of the workshop was to ensure that people that work at organizations that receive donated medical and orthopedic supplies from Mano a Mano are able to maximize […]

#ThrowbackThursday – Transporting Fuel by Boat

#ThrowbackThursday – Transporting Fuel by Boat In late October 2014, Mano a Mano dedicated a 60-kilometer (37+ miles) road project in El Palmar, Bolivia. This was one of our most challenging projects in our history, and for us was a huge accomplishment to complete. Project Challenges The challenges began with simply reaching the site. Travel […]

Mano a Mano’s Health Education Program – 4th Quarter 2017

Mano a Mano’s Health Education Program – 4th Quarter 2017 A central component of Mano a Mano’s health program is to provide health education: to communities through providing training for volunteer health promoters to communities through weekend health clinics providing basic services to Mano a Mano’s clinic staff as continuing health education to medical professionals from […]

Container Loading: April 2018

Container Loading: April 2018 85,000+ Pounds of Donated Medical Supplies & Equipment On Their Way to Bolivia All 4 containers are loaded and ready to start their journey from Saint Paul, Minnesota to Cochabamba, Bolivia! Over the weekend, Mano a Mano volunteers loaded over 85,000 pounds of donated medical supplies and equipment – that includes […]

Truckload of Donated Medical Supplies from Milwaukee

Truckload of Donated Medical Supplies from Milwaukee On Tuesday, March 27th Mano a Mano Co-Founder Segundo Velasquez and Volunteer Warehouse Manager Ray Wiedmeyer flew to Milwaukee and filled a Uhaul truck with donated medical supplies to bring back to our St. Paul warehouse. Thanks to Stradis Healthcare and the Wagner Foundation for making this donation possible! These […]

50 Weekend Health Clinics in 2017

50 Weekend Health Clinics in 2017 In 2017, Mano a Mano’s aviation program provided 50 weekend health clinics to communities with limited access to medical care. The number of weekend clinics is up from 32 in 2010 – a 56% increase. Mano a Mano’s Weekend Clinic Program Mano a Mano began as a grass-roots, all-volunteer […]