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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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Mano a Mano Ships Medical Supplies to Bolivia…and Much More

Mano a Mano Ships Medical Supplies to Bolivia…and Much More

Every year, we ship 150,000-200,000 pounds of donated medical supplies and equipment from our St. Paul, Minnesota warehouse to Bolivia. The vast majority of this cargo (about 97%) is made up of medical supplies and equipment that make it possible for our clinics and...

Mano a Mano 2020 Water Projects: Working Around the Pandemic

Mano a Mano 2020 Water Projects: Working Around the Pandemic

“Water is life. We cannot live without water.” Dona Martina, a subsistence farmer in Ucuchi, Bolivia, approached Mano a Mano with this grim problem and a request: “A large reservoir would hold enough rain water to irrigate our fields once the dry season begins. You...

Dedicating a New School in Qhapajtala, Bolivia

Dedicating a New School in Qhapajtala, Bolivia

Mano a Mano recently completed a new school in Qhapajtala, Bolivia in December 2020. Construction was delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions, but is now complete, and will improve access to quality education for the community. Every project is a partnership: thank you...

2020 Summary of Medical Distributions in Bolivia

2020 Summary of Medical Distributions in Bolivia

In 2020, Mano a Mano shipped 7 containers with 175,777 pounds of medical supplies, mobility equipment, and other items from Minnesota to Bolivia for distribution to people and organizations in need throughout the country. 291 organizations in Bolivia received supplies...

Hydroponic Lettuce and Fodder Production at the CEA This Week

Hydroponic Lettuce and Fodder Production at the CEA This Week

Over the past year, Mano a Mano staff at our Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA) in Cochabamba has been experimenting with new demonstration projects. Their goal: to grow more food, in less space and at lower cost, using technology and materials that can be made...

Reducing Waste in Minnesota, Improving Lives in Bolivia

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