Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo Initiates Training Program for Staff

Last month Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo (New World), our counterpart organization in Bolivia that focuses on economic development projects, initiated a training program for its staff. Because the machine operators and mechanics had been home with their families during the holidays, Nuevo Mundo took advantage of their presence in the Cochabamba area to initiate a […]

Donating Supplies to SAR Bolivia

SAR (Search and Rescue) Bolivia is an all-volunteer organization in Cochabamba, Bolivia that responds to emergencies throughout Bolivia. Their hangar is right next to Mano a Mano’s hangar at Jorge Wilsterman Airport in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and Mano a Mano frequently partners with them. We collaborate on training courses to improve both groups’ training for emergency […]

Donating School Supplies in San Lorenzo, Bolivia

Donating School Supplies in San Lorenzo, Bolivia In December 2011 we received a request from a teacher who works at a school in San Lorenzo, Bolivia. Profesor Nahir Justiniano de Ticona asked if we could help supply them with the most basic items – pencils, pens, paper, notebooks, markers, books – which are in great […]

Vote for Caterpillar Video Highlighting Mano a Mano

The Caterpillar Foundation has been a strong supporter of Mano a Mano for a few years now, and last year they put together a great video highlighting our partnership: This video has currently been entered in the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship 2012 Film Festival. The film festival showcases companies’ projects with nonprofits that […]

EMT Training Courses to Improve our Aviation Program

This week we are hosting our first course to provide training to our staff and volunteers in the aviation program to improve their skills when transporting patients. With the recent expansion of our aviation program, with new planes and more emergency air rescues each year, we wanted to improve the medical training of our pilots, […]

Mano a Mano Air Provided 301 Emergency Flights in Bolivia in 2011

Our aviation program has been busy! Besides adding 2 twin-engine planes to our program in the last 2 months, in 2011 we: Flew volunteer medical professionals from Mano a Mano Bolivia to provide 20 weekend health clinics in rural areas of Bolivia that have no access to healthcare Provided 301 emergency air rescues (compared to […]