Loading 5 Containers with Supplies for Bolivia – August 2017

Loading 5 Containers with Supplies for Bolivia – August 2017 Over the past few days, Mano a Mano volunteers loaded 5 40-ft. containers with donated medical and school supplies at our St. Paul, Minnesota warehouse. This week, these supplies will start their journey to Bolivia, where they will be distributed to people and organizations in […]

Providing Wheelchairs, Walkers, and Medical Supplies to San Ignacio de Moxos, Beni, Bolivia

Providing Wheelchairs, Walkers, and Medical Supplies to San Ignacio de Moxos, Beni, Bolivia Yesterday, Mano a Mano staff gave about 880 pounds of medical supplies to the Municipality of San Ignacio de Moxos, Beni Department, Bolivia. These supplies included 50 boxes of medical supplies, as well as wheelchairs, crutches, and special small walkers that were […]

A Beautiful Day To Be Working Outside

A Beautiful Day To Be Working Outside It’s a beautiful day to be working outside! Mano a Mano volunteers sorted donated supplies outside at the Mano a Mano warehouse this morning, which will be shipped to Bolivia in the next few months. Distributing Supplies in Bolivia Last Week A few times a year, Mano a […]

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 […]

Municipality of San Ignacio de Moxos, Bolivia – Receiving Medical Supplies From Mano a Mano

Municipality of San Ignacio de Moxos, Bolivia – Receiving Medical Supplies From Mano a Mano The Municipality of San Ignacio de Moxos in the department of Beni, Bolivia shared this video showing the donation and reception of medical supplies from Mano a Mano for use in 32 health centers in the area, including Hospital 3 […]

Thank You Video From SAR Bolivia

Thank You Video From SAR Bolivia Bernado Aranibar from SAR Bolivia (Servicio Aereo de Rescate, or Search and Rescue in English) thanks Mark & Christine – 2 US volunteers that provided supplies and equipment to Mano a Mano International in St. Paul, Minnesota, that was then shipped to Bolivia and donated by Mano a Mano […]

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 […]

The Life Cycle of a Donated Item to Mano a Mano

The Life Cycle of a Donated Item to Mano a Mano Mano a Mano ships a lot of supplies from Minnesota to Bolivia – around 100,000 pounds a year, minimum. Check out a step-by-step overview of the journey these supplies take every time we ship: Support Mano a Mano on Give to the Max Day […]

Volunteers Prepare Donated Medical Supplies For Distribution 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 fourth post (CLICK HERE to read the first one about their first few weeks with Oxford students at the CEA, CLICK HERE to read […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Dianne Van Goor

Volunteer Spotlight: Dianne Van Goor You could say that Dianne Van Goor got started on the path toward becoming a Mano a Mano volunteer 72 years ago, when she met Mano co-founder Joan Velasquez at the age of three. “We’ve been close all through our lives,” she says now. “It’s been a friendship with a […]