“This is Everything:” Medical Donations on November 17th

“This is Everything:” Medical Donations on November 17th Editors Note: This article was written by Morgan Harden, a recent graduate of Kenyon College. She has degrees in Spanish Literature and English, with a creative writing emphasis, which she uses to write, translate, and share stories. Drawn to its story and collaborative model, she began volunteering […]

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 […]

Leap Into St. Paul Hamline Volunteers

Leap Into St. Paul Hamline Volunteers Thanks to Professor Kate Bjork and Hamline University students for volunteering with us on Tuesday! The medical supplies they organized and packed will be included in our next shipment to Bolivia, where they are distributed to people & organizations in need throughout the country (here is more information about Mano a […]

Livestream – Distributing 90,000 Pounds of Medical Supplies Today

Livestream – Distributing 90,000 Pounds of Medical Supplies Today Mano a Mano is livestreaming the distribution of donated medical supplies today in Cochabamba, Bolivia. More than 60 organizations, including public hospitals are coming to pick up medical supplies and equipment today. We expect that about 90,000 pounds will be distributed today. Check out the livestream […]

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 […]

Putting Mano a Mano Supplies to Use in Bolivia: Rodrigo’s Broken Arm

The Medical Surplus Program is What Started Mano a Mano 20+ Years Ago Mano a Mano was started more than 20 years ago with the simple goal of saving surplus medical supplies from Minnesota landfills and sending them to Bolivia, where we knew that they were needed and could be put to good use. This […]

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 […]

Mano a Mano Volunteer Ray on the Containers Arriving in Bolivia

Mano a Mano Volunteer Ray on the Containers Arriving in Bolivia Mano a Mano super-volunteer Ray recently shared this note about the arrival of Mano a Mano’s 4 containers with 85,000+ pounds of supplies last week: It took 6 months to collect enough medical and school supplies, 3 days to fill the 4 containers, 4 months to […]

Donating Thousands of Pounds of Medical Supplies in Bolivia

Editor’s Note: The post below was written by Sam Klein, a volunteer from the US that will be working with Mano a Mano Internacional in Bolivia for the next few months. This is Sam’s sixth post (CLICK HERE to read the first one about their first few weeks with Oxford students at the CEA, CLICK HERE to read […]

Photos From Our Distribution Event on October 8th

Photos From Our Distribution Event on October 8th Last Saturday, October 8th, Mano a Mano staff and volunteers distributed thousands of pounds of donated medical supplies to dozens of health organizations throughout Bolivia. These supplies were shipped from our Saint Paul, Minnesota warehouse. There is another distribution event scheduled for October 22nd, 2016 at Mano a Mano’s […]