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Is to create partnerships with impoverished Bolivian communities that improve health and increase economic well-being.

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Bolivians have access to health care for the first time

Bolivians have received emergency air rescues

Million pounds of medical, school, and construction supplies shipped

Miles of roads built or improved

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Month in Review: September 2022

Month in Review: September 2022

We are keeping busy at Mano a Mano! Here are a few updates from our projects in Bolivia & Minnesota over the past month: Farmers Travel to Visit Water Reservoirs in Other Communities [gallery type="rectangular" ids="15123,15125,15126,15128,15127,15124"...

Starting Construction on a New Health Clinic in Ayoma

Starting Construction on a New Health Clinic in Ayoma

Our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia is starting work on a new health clinic in Ayoma! Mano a Mano’s network of 178 clinic projects in Bolivia had 559,439 patient visits in the first half of 2022. September 2022 Construction Photos - Ayoma Clinic [gallery...

Layettes Sent With Love to Moms in Bolivia

Layettes Sent With Love to Moms in Bolivia

Mano a Mano’s recent shipments of medical cargo include hundreds of infant layettes, destined for new mothers who come into contact with Mano a Mano in many different ways. Some come to one of our clinics to deliver. For many of these women, the layette is an added...

Thanks City of Minnetonka: Special Community Drop-Off Day

Thanks City of Minnetonka: Special Community Drop-Off Day

Thanks to the City of Minnetonka for hosting their Special Community Drop-off Day on Saturday, September 10th! We were grateful to be the recipients of mobility equipment donated at the event, and collected 64 pieces of mobility equipment and 198 pounds of...

Transporting Cargo By Plane to Oromomo

Transporting Cargo By Plane to Oromomo

On Saturday, September 3rd our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Aviation loaded our Cessna Caravan with 2,000 pounds of food supplies for transport to Oromomo, a small community in the Beni department. On the way back to Cochabamaba we transported a group of...

Completing a Road From Toco to Chirusi

Completing a Road From Toco to Chirusi

Like ants crawling across the horizon, Nuevo Mundo machines move along the emerging road, meter by meter, each attending to its own task. During the past month, these machines hauled thousands of truckloads of dirt excavated while dredging the Laguna Sulti Reservoir...

5-Day Agriculture Workshop for Universidad “Siglo XX” Students

5-Day Agriculture Workshop for Universidad “Siglo XX” Students

In mid-August, 13 students and 3 teachers from Universidad "Siglo XX" traveled from Caripuyo, Potosí to Mano a Mano's Center for Ecological Agriculture (a 5.5 hour drive) for a 5-day workshop on organic agriculture. Caripuyo is a small community of 9,000 people high...

Providing a Weekend Health Clinic in San Borja on August 27-28

Providing a Weekend Health Clinic in San Borja on August 27-28

On Saturday, August 27th a group of medical professionals arrived at the Cochabamba airport for a 6:30am flight to Rurrenabaque for a Mano a Mano weekend health clinic (jornada) in the community of San Borja. We had planned to travel there in July, but had to...

Farmers Travel to Visit Water Reservoirs in Other Communities

Farmers Travel to Visit Water Reservoirs in Other Communities

On a chilly September morning, Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo staff and 20 leaders from communities that surround Laguna Sulti boarded the municipality’s bus, ready to embark on a trip they had been planning for months. The group included Remberto Gonzales, president of the...

Month in Review: August 2022

Month in Review: August 2022

We are keeping busy at Mano a Mano! Here are a few updates from our projects in Bolivia & Minnesota over the past month: Joan and Segundo Velasquez on 2022 Pollen 50 Over 50 List Congratulations to Mano a Mano Co-Founders Joan and Segundo Velasquez for being on...

Providing a Weekend Health Clinic in Comunidad Bermeo on August 6-7

Providing a Weekend Health Clinic in Comunidad Bermeo on August 6-7

Our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Aviation hosted a weekend health clinic in Comunidad Bermeo in San Ignacio de Moxos, department of Beni, on August 6th and 7th. This jornada focused on dental and physical therapy care: 87 people received dental care, totaling...

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