10,000+ Distributions of Donated Supplies from the US to Bolivia

As Mano a Mano celebrates turning 20 this year, we will be looking back through our history and sharing some of our stories from over the years. Since we started collecting donated supplies in Minnesota to ship to Bolivia in 1994, we have shipped more than 3.5 million pounds, conservatively valued at over $14 million! […]

Mano a Mano’s Health Education Programs in 2013

A central component of Mano a Mano’s health program is providing health education, both to the community as volunteer health promoters and to the clinic staff as ongoing health education. Here is a look back at our health education programs in 2013, implemented by our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia: Provided Continuing Health Education […]

Thanks River Falls Urban Immersion Volunteers!

Thank you to the Urban Immersion youth group from River Falls, Wisconsin for coming out to help Mano a Mano clean out and organize the warehouse on a very cold Saturday morning! We made a huge dent in the cleaning that needs to be done after the shipping of two containers last week! And, special thanks to Mark […]

Distributing Donated Supplies with the Mano a Mano Plane

In December 2013, Mano a Mano distributed and custom-fitted nearly 200 wheelchairs for Bolivians with disabilities. It was a massive effort both within Bolivia and the United States. Many of the recipients traveled long distances to receive a wheelchair; one family from Guayaramerin was able to make it and fit their child with a brand-new fitted […]

Halfway to our Goal Just One Week In!

Just one week into our Indiegogo campaign to help get our Mano a Mano book – Gaining Ground: A Blueprint for Community-Based International Development – published and we are nearly halfway to our goal! Learn more about the book HERE. Thanks to everyone that has supported this project so far!

Video of Distribution of Wheelchairs in December

In December, Mano a Mano and Hope Haven distributed nearly 200 wheelchairs to Bolivians with disabilities at our aviation hangar. One of the volunteers that traveled to Bolivia with the group to help distribute and custom-fit each wheelchair put together this video:

501 Emergency Air Rescues in 2013

In 2013, Mano a Mano’s aviation program provided 501 emergency air rescues throughout Bolivia; this is up from 395 in 2012. Since the program began we have provided 2,166 emergency air rescues. Most Recent Flight Our most recent flight was on Tuesday, when Mano a Mano responded to an emergency call in Tupiza (where Mano […]

First Flights of 2014

We received this note about the first few flights of 2014 in early January from our aviation program: Starting a new year, we started today (January 2) with our flights to continue serving rural and indigenous communities of Bolivia. Today we return to Oromomo 4 recovered patients, we dropped off medical supplies in Asunta, and […]

Shipping 2 Containers for our Bolivia Programs

Thanks to the 50+ Minnesota volunteers that helped prep, pack, and stuff more than 38,000 pounds of donated medical, school, and construction supplies for shipment to Bolivia over the weekend! Each container is a huge volunteer effort and costly to ship, but it is well worth it; for every dollar it costs to ship we […]

Donate a Bottle of Wine for our Silent Auction

Seeking Wall of Wine Donations! A couple Mano a Mano volunteers began donating their favorite bottles of wine to the Wall of Wine for our Silent Auction at Mano a Mano’s 20th Anniversary Celebration on April 12th, 2014. On a card attached to the bottle, they wrote the reason they chose this bottle of wine […]