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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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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Continuing Health Education Workshop in November 2022

Continuing Health Education Workshop in November 2022

Our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia hosted a Life Support workshop, with theory and practical sections, in November 2022 in collaboration with MELA and local Bolivian volunteer medical professionals. A critical component of Mano a Mano’s health programs...

A Decade in Our Office/Warehouse in St. Paul!

A Decade in Our Office/Warehouse in St. Paul!

10 years ago this week, we were busy moving into our office/warehouse space in the Frogtown neighborhood of St. Paul, and moving out of the home of our Co-Founders Joan and Segundo Velasquez in Mendota Heights, which was our headquarters for our first 19 years of...

Dedicating a New Health Clinic in Ayoma on December 20th, 2022

Dedicating a New Health Clinic in Ayoma on December 20th, 2022

Mano a Mano formally dedicated a new clinic in the community of Ayoma on December 20th, 2022! Ayoma joins our network of 180 clinic projects in Bolivia, which had 559,439 patient visits in the first half of 2022. Every Mano a Mano project is a partnership: thank you...

Thank You For Working Together with Mano a Mano in 2022

Thank You For Working Together with Mano a Mano in 2022

We are sincerely grateful to you and the many people that all work together – Mano a Mano, Hand in Hand – to transform the health and well-being of Bolivian communities in need. Together, We Have Partnered with Bolivian Communities on Many Projects in 2022 With your...

Making Progress on Deep Water Well in Mamanaca, Bolivia

Making Progress on Deep Water Well in Mamanaca, Bolivia

Mano a Mano is making progress on a deep water well project in Mamanaca, Bolivia - recently reaching a depth of 48 meters (157 feet). How Mano a Mano Partners With Bolivian Communities to Provide Access to Water For Mano a Mano, our mission is “Partnering together –...

Donating Medical Supplies for Witness for Peace Delegation to Cuba

Donating Medical Supplies for Witness for Peace Delegation to Cuba

In late November, Carolyn Pegg, a member of the Witness for Peace delegation, visited Mano a Mano for a tour of our St. Paul warehouse and an opportunity to purchase Bolivian crafts. At the time our medical supply and equipment processing and storage areas were...

Dedicating a New Health Clinic in San Rafael, Bolivia

Dedicating a New Health Clinic in San Rafael, Bolivia

Mano a Mano formally dedicated a new clinic in the community of San Rafael on December 6th! San Rafael joins our network of 179 clinic projects in Bolivia, which had 559,439 patient visits in the first half of 2022. Every Mano a Mano project is a partnership: thank...

Dedicating a New Health Clinic in Villa Nueva, Bolivia

Dedicating a New Health Clinic in Villa Nueva, Bolivia

Mano a Mano formally dedicated a new clinic in the community of Villa Nueva on December 6th! Villa Nueva joins our network of 178 clinic projects in Bolivia, which had 559,439 patient visits in the first half of 2022. Every Mano a Mano project is a partnership: thank...

5 Most Popular Posts of 2022

5 Most Popular Posts of 2022

Looking at our analytics, here are the 5 most popular posts we shared in 2022: A Look Back At What We Did Together in 2021 – Mano a Mano 2021 Annual Report Halfway Through 2022: Working Together to Help Bolivian Communities Remembering Karl Norman 2021 Summary of...

2022 in Photos

2022 in Photos

Check out a few pictures from this year and what we have been able to do together below (you can also see it on Facebook here). Mano a Mano in 2022: Year in Review 2022 in Photos [gallery type="rectangular"...

Our Favorite Videos of 2022

Our Favorite Videos of 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, we want to highlight some of our favorite videos we have shared this year. (We've uploaded 60+ videos on Youtube and TikTok this year.) Our Favorite Videos of 2021 Our Favorite Videos of 2020 Our Favorite Videos of 2019 Providing Access to...

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