Distributing Wheelchairs and Supplies in Capinota, Bolivia

Distributing Wheelchairs and Supplies in Capinota, Bolivia We have been distributing medical supplies and equipment in Bolivia throughout this week – yesterday Mano a Mano staff and volunteers were at the Centro Integral de Caramarca, in Capinota, to donate wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, and supplies to people in need. Shipping Millions of Pounds of Supplies since […]

Distributing Wheelchairs Every Saturday in Cochabamba

Mano a Mano’s Minnesota Surplus Program For 22+ years, Mano a Mano has collected millions of pounds of medical supplies in Minnesota – most of which would end up in the trash – and shipped them to Bolivia for distribution to Mano a Mano clinics, other organizations, and people in need. These shipments have included […]

Thanks MINN Volunteers!

Thanks MINN Volunteers! Last night we hosted a group of volunteers from the Minnesota International NGO Network at the Mano a Mano office/warehouse to sort & pack donated medical supplies, and we got a lot done! Here’s a note from Mano a Mano volunteer warehouse manager Ray: Amazing what 9 dedicated volunteers can do in […]

Video: From Minnesota to Bolivia: Distributing Donated Medical Supplies

Video: From Minnesota to Bolivia: Distributing Donated Medical Supplies Mano a Mano collects donated supplies in Minnesota and ships them to Bolivia, where they are distributed to people and organizations in need throughout the country. Check out footage and interviews from our most recent large-scale distribution of supplies in October 2016 at the Mano a […]

Help Ship 4 Containers From Minnesota to Bolivia February 9-11

Help Ship 4 Containers From Minnesota to Bolivia February 9-11 Mano a Mano is loading 4 40-foot containers with up to to 100,000 pounds of donated medical supplies, and we need your help! If you are interested in helping out, please contact Carmen (carmen@manoamano.org or 651-457-3141). We especially need help for the February 9th shifts. […]

Mano a Mano’s Second Large-Scale Distribution Event in October: Ceremony and More Behind-the-Scenes

This is a guest post by Lindsay Emi. Lindsay is a writer and student from Los Angeles, California. She is eighteen years old and a volunteer from Princeton University’s Bridge Year Program in Bolivia. She will spend six months in Cochabamba volunteering with Mano a Mano, and then attend Princeton beginning in the fall of […]

Providing Instruments for Biopsies

Providing Instruments for Biopsies Charo, a registered nurse with instrument specialization, provides post-natal care in one of Bolivia’s public hospitals. When her patients showed symptoms of cancer during a routine visit, Charo had to travel to a private hospital in another city, borrow the instruments, and return them after performing a biopsy.  Travel to a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Getting Ready For Our Distribution Event in Cochabamba Tomorrow

Getting Ready For Our Distribution Event in Cochabamba Tomorrow Mano a Mano staff & volunteers have been busy preparing for our large-scale distribution of donated supplies tomorrow, October 8th – the first of two planned distributions this month (the second one will be October 22nd) where more than 40 hospitals & health care organizations will […]