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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Thanks Mano a Mano Volunteers Helping Out Over the Past Week!

Thanks Mano a Mano Volunteers Helping Out Over the Past Week!

Thanks to our volunteers helping out at Mano a Mano over the past week at our St. Paul warehouse! We have been working on our garden on our outside wall; sewing toys to add to the layette sets we make for newborns that we send to Bolivia; picking up and sorting...

Making Repairs on Mano a Mano’s Heavy Equipment

Making Repairs on Mano a Mano’s Heavy Equipment

In order for Mano a Mano to be able to partner with Bolivian communities on economic development projects like water reservoirs, deep wells, and roads, we need to be able to provide the skilled labor and heavy equipment that is required for the work; that is one of...

Villa Nueva Clinic is 60% Complete

Villa Nueva Clinic is 60% Complete

Construction on the Villa Nueva clinic began on September 28, 2021 and is 60% complete as of April 8, 2022. Villa Nueva is located in the municipality of Villa Tunari, province of Chapare, department of Cochabamba. The community has a population of 2,800 and is a...

Providing Dental Care in Rurrenabaque, Bolivia on April 23-24, 2022

Providing Dental Care in Rurrenabaque, Bolivia on April 23-24, 2022

Our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Aviation was at the Cochabamba airport at 6am on Saturday, April 23rd preparing for their weekend health clinic (jornada) with 8 volunteer dentists traveling to Rurrenabaque to provide dental care for the community. We are...

April 2022 Mano a Mano Updates

April 2022 Mano a Mano Updates

Providing Access to Healthcare in Bolivia for Over 2 Decades: Mano a Mano Bolivia Mano a Mano’s first counterpart organization established in Bolivia was Mano a Mano Bolivia, which has been working in Bolivia since 1996. To date, Mano a Mano Bolivia has constructed...

Skydiving From the Mano a Mano Plane

Skydiving From the Mano a Mano Plane

Mano a Mano’s aviation program has 2 primary programs working with Bolivian communities that have minimal access to health care: emergency rescue of ill and injured individuals, transporting them to urban hospitals for life-saving treatment; and weekend clinics for...

Saving Usable Supplies From Minnesota Landfills – Earth Day 2022

Saving Usable Supplies From Minnesota Landfills – Earth Day 2022

Mano a Mano has grown into 5 counterpart organizations in Minnesota and Bolivia, with many different projects, all in partnership with Bolivian communities to improve their lives. We started in 1994 with one simple goal: to save usable medical supplies that were...

We Need Mobility Equipment – Our Current Wishlist

We Need Mobility Equipment – Our Current Wishlist

Our recent shipment of 3 containers from Minnesota to Bolivia includes more than 1,500 pieces of mobility equipment – wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes, etc. These items are in high demand in Bolivia, but we are now struggling to collect as many of these items as...

Reducing Waste in Minnesota, Improving Lives in Bolivia

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