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 […]

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 […]

5 Containers of Supplies Have Arrived in Bolivia for Distribution

5 Containers of Supplies Have Arrived in Bolivia for Distribution On August 24-26 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 […]

New Schools and Clinics in Bolivia – 2017

New Schools and Clinics in Bolivia – 2017 In the second half of 2017, our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia completed 2 new school projects and 4 new clinic projects in rural Bolivia. The goal of these projects is to provide access to health care and education for isolated communities, in order to ultimately […]

Alternative Gifts Catalog: Recycle to Equip a Hospital

Alternative Gifts Catalog: Recycle to Equip a Hospital Mano a Mano has participated in the Alternative Gifts International Catalog for more than a decade. Our project this year is focusing on sending much-needed medical supplies and equipment to health organizations in Bolivia’s remote tropics regions. About Alternative Gifts From the Alternative Gifts website: “The gifts […]

Four Containers With Almost 85,000 Pounds of Supplies En Route From Minnesota to Bolivia

Four Containers With Almost 85,000 Pounds of Supplies En Route From Minnesota to Bolivia This morning, all four containers – that Mano a Mano volunteers have spent the last few days loading – have been picked up from the Mano a Mano warehouse in St. Paul, Minnesota and are starting their journey to Bolivia. Nearly […]

New Schools and Clinics – 2016

New Schools and Clinics – 2016 In the second half of 2016, Mano a Mano has completed 3 new clinic projects (in Bombeo, Rodeo Bajo, and Copacabana) and 4 new school projects (in Sora Sora, Tunas Pampa, Comun Pampa, and Kichka Muqu) that provide access to health and education for isolated rural Bolivian communities. Each […]

My Three Months with Mano a Mano – Sam Klein

Editor’s Note: The post below was written by Sam Klein, a volunteer from the US that worked with Mano a Mano Internacional in Bolivia for 3 months, from August-October 2016. Sam is an 18-year-old volunteer from Boston, Massachusetts on his breach year from high school, with plans to pursue a degree in journalism. This is […]

Post From Ray – Distributing Supplies in Bolivia

Post From Ray – Distributing Supplies in Bolivia Mano a Mano volunteer Ray Wiedmeyer spent most of the month of October in Bolivia with Mano a Mano, helping out with the many activities and getting a better understanding of the distribution process in Bolivia. Ray is our volunteer warehouse coordinator in our St. Paul, Minnesota […]