Working Hand-In-Hand to Improve Lives in Rural Bolivia

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

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What Does Mano a Mano Do?

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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What Happens to Medical Donations We Can’t Ship to Bolivia?

What Happens to Medical Donations We Can’t Ship to Bolivia?

Every year Mano a Mano receives over 200,000 pounds of donated surplus medical supplies, mobility equipment, school supplies, and other items at our St. Paul warehouse. We ship 90%+ of these gifts to Bolivia, where they are distributed for free to our 176 community...

Video: Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA) in Cochabamba, Bolivia

Video: Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA) in Cochabamba, Bolivia

Mano a Mano's Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA) in Cochabamba, Bolivia provides training and tools for Bolivian farmers with the goal of increasing food security and nutrition using an ecological approach. While the COVID-19 pandemic has limited in-person...

Recent Mano a Mano Emergency Flights – May 2021

Recent Mano a Mano Emergency Flights – May 2021

Mano a Mano provides air transport for people in need of emergency care; medical professionals to provide healthcare in rural communities during weekend health clinics; Mano a Mano staff, volunteers, and equipment as we partner with Bolivian communities on development...

Environmental Initiative Awards Honorable Mention

Environmental Initiative Awards Honorable Mention

We are grateful to have received an "Honorable Mention" from the Environmental Initiative Awards in their large-scale sustainability impacts category! Learn more about the Environmental Initiative Awards on their website here. Honorable Mention - Mano a Mano "Mano a...

Thank You Physical Therapists!

Thank You Physical Therapists!

Thank you to the volunteer physical therapists that helped Mano a Mano distribute excess durable medical equipment on Saturday! These giveaways are a collaboration with Twin Cities-area physical therapists to help distribute mobility equipment to some of their clients...

Drilling Water Wells in Partnership with Rural Bolivian Communities

Drilling Water Wells in Partnership with Rural Bolivian Communities

Mano a Mano’s mission is: “Partnering together – Hand in Hand – to transform the health and well-being of Bolivian communities in need.” We have been building water reservoirs to improve community's access to water since 2006, and over the past few years we have also...

What We’ve Been Doing: May 2021

What We’ve Been Doing: May 2021

We just sent out our monthly newsletter, which you can check out here, or by continuing reading the post below. Each headline is a link to a more detailed post with more information. Check back regularly to learn more about Mano a Mano's activities (and feel free to...

Providing Weekend Health Clinics in Rural Bolivia

Providing Weekend Health Clinics in Rural Bolivia

Many think of aviation as a luxury. But for rural communities in Bolivia, small aircraft often provide their only access to health care, literally the difference between life and death. Mano a Mano provides transport for people in need of emergency care; medical...

Reducing Waste in Minnesota, Improving Lives in Bolivia

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