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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Mano a Mano Will Be Closed Until May 4th

Mano a Mano Will Be Closed Until May 4th

With Governor Walz announcing the extension of the Minnesota Stay at Home Order, the Mano a Mano office will be closed until May 4th. Our US staff is working remotely during this time, and you can find our contact information here. With the lockdown in Bolivia, Mano a...

Distributing Donated Medical Supplies in Cochabamba

Distributing Donated Medical Supplies in Cochabamba

Mano a Mano continues to distribute medical supplies to health care organizations in Cochabamba and throughout Bolivia. Supplies are always in high demand, but are especially needed now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past few days, our counterpart organization...

Sorting Supplies from Minnesota for Distribution in Bolivia

Sorting Supplies from Minnesota for Distribution in Bolivia

Sorting Supplies from Minnesota for Distribution in Bolivia Yesterday, Mano a Mano staff and volunteers worked on unloading and sorting the 90,000+ pounds of supplies sent from Minnesota in November that recently arrived in Bolivia (just before the lockdown went into...

Donating Supplies to Hospital Cochabamba

Donating Supplies to Hospital Cochabamba

Donating Supplies to Hospital Cochabamba Mano a Mano donated medical supplies to Hospital Cochabamba yesterday to help them respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019, Mano a Mano shipped 9 40-foot containers filled with 203,747 pounds of donated supplies and equipment...

Donating Supplies to Red Cross Potosi

Donating Supplies to Red Cross Potosi

Donating Supplies to Red Cross Potosi These are weird and challenging times for everyone, everywhere. Please read our post from yesterday for a more thorough update on Mano a Man and our current situation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The strain on healthcare systems...

Mano a Mano, Our Medical Supply Program, and COVID-19 Updates

Mano a Mano, Our Medical Supply Program, and COVID-19 Updates

Mano a Mano, Our Medical Supply Program, and COVID-19 Updates With the Stay at Home MN executive order from Governor Tim Walz, the Mano a Mano St. Paul office will be closed through April 10th. These are weird and challenging times for everyone, everywhere. In...

Dedicating the Laguna Sulti Water Reservoir Expansion

Dedicating the Laguna Sulti Water Reservoir Expansion

Dedicating the Laguna Sulti Water Reservoir Expansion On Monday, March 16th, 2020, our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo dedicated the expansion of the Laguna Sulti water reservoir. The reservoir was originally built by Mano a Mano in 2008, and work on...

Thanks Unity Church!

Thanks Unity Church!

Thanks Unity Church! We were happy to receive the following email over the weekend: "As a member of Unity Church-Unitarian's Generosity Team, I am delighted to inform you that 70% of the congregational collection during our Easter church service on Sunday, April 12,...

Distributing Supplies in Bolivia – March 2020

Distributing Supplies in Bolivia – March 2020

Distributing Supplies in Bolivia - March 2020 We were looking forward to this distribution of donated medical supplies on Saturday, March 14th to be the first event for our group of Minnesota travelers visiting Mano a Mano. While the trip had to be canceled, and the...

Our Coronavirus Update (Closed to Public Through at Least March 31st)

Our Coronavirus Update (Closed to Public Through at Least March 31st) Like everyone else, Mano a Mano has felt the impact of the coronavirus. Our trip to Bolivia with 13 travelers, scheduled to leave on Friday, March 13th, had to be postponed for later this year due...

301 People Received Emergency Flights in 2019

301 People Received Emergency Flights in 2019

301 People Received Emergency Flights in 2019 Mano a Mano's aviation program provided emergency flights for 301 people in Bolivia in 2019. Since our aviation program began in 2005, we have provided emergency flights to 3,946 people and 417 weekend health clinics. 2019...

1,828 People Attended Mano a Mano’s Health Education Programs in 2019

1,828 People Attended Mano a Mano’s Health Education Programs in 2019

1,828 People Attended Mano a Mano's Health Education Programs in 2019 A critical component of Mano a Mano’s health program in Bolivia is to provide health education: to communities through weekend health clinics providing basic services to Mano a Mano’s clinic staff...

Reducing Waste in Minnesota, Improving Lives in Bolivia

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