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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New Health Clinic in Paccha is Nearly Complete

New Health Clinic in Paccha is Nearly Complete

Our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia is nearing completion on a new health clinic in Paccha, in the municipality of Tarabuco, department of Chuquisaca, Bolivia. The building is done, and is ready to be equipped and then formally dedicated with the...

Installing Tubing for Potable Water in Chirusi Rosario

Installing Tubing for Potable Water in Chirusi Rosario

Community members and our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo have been working on digging a channel and installing the tubing for potable water to reach the 212 households in Chirusi Rosario over the past few weeks. Mano a Mano heavy equipment dug the...

Making Layette Sets in Minnesota

Making Layette Sets in Minnesota

Our Metro State Social Work interns working on layette sets at our St. Paul warehouse last week. Thanks! Mano a Mano’s recent shipments of cargo from Minnesota to Bolivia include hundreds of infant layettes, destined for new mothers who come into contact with Mano a...

Containers on Their Way to Bolivia

Containers on Their Way to Bolivia

Mano a Mano's shipment of 3 containers with 72,209 pounds of medical supplies, mobility equipment, and other in-demand items at our St. Paul, Minnesota warehouse are now on their way to Bolivia! Once they arrive, Mano a Mano will distribute them to people and...

Making Progress on New Health Clinic in Ayoma

Making Progress on New Health Clinic in Ayoma

Our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia continues to make progress on a new health clinic in Ayoma, Cliza, Cochabamba, Bolivia! Once complete, this will join Mano a Mano’s network of clinics throughout Bolivia that had 559,439 patient visits in the first half...

Congrats Joan and Segundo Velasquez

Congrats Joan and Segundo Velasquez

Congrats to Mano a Mano Co-Founders Joan and Segundo Velasquez for being on the 2022 50 Over 50 list! Segundo is pictured here at the celebration event in late October. Photos From 50 Over 50 Celebration in October Check out Pollen's full album on Facebook from the...

35+ Tons of Supplies Ready to Go from Minnesota to Bolivia

35+ Tons of Supplies Ready to Go from Minnesota to Bolivia

Mano a Mano volunteers spent the last week loading 3 containers with 72,209 pounds of medical supplies, mobility equipment, and other in-demand items at our St. Paul, Minnesota warehouse. They are now ready to start their journey to Bolivia, where Mano a Mano will...

Building The Runway – One Layer at a Time

Building The Runway – One Layer at a Time

The 1,100-meter-long Mano a Mano runway at Laguna Sulti is taking shape, with one layer compacted on top of another. The solid bottom layer, referred to as the foundation, could serve as a viable runway, but not one that would withstand the traffic volume that this...

Work Continues on Loading 3 Containers with Supplies for Bolivia

Work Continues on Loading 3 Containers with Supplies for Bolivia

Work continues on loading 3 containers with donated medical supplies, mobility equipment, and other in-demand items at our St. Paul warehouse for distribution throughout Bolivia. Thanks to everyone that is making this shipment possible! So far this year we have...

New Health Clinic in Pekajsi is Nearly Complete

New Health Clinic in Pekajsi is Nearly Complete

Our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia is nearing completion on a new health clinic in Pekajsi, Vitichi - Potosí! The building is done, and is ready to be equipped and then formally dedicated with the community. This will join Mano a Mano's network of...

Mano a Mano Updates: Early November 2022

Mano a Mano Updates: Early November 2022

Mano a Mano Virtual Update: Wednesday, November 16th from 12-1pm CST Join us over lunch to see and hear more about what Mano a Mano has been working on recently! This will be a low-key virtual meeting on Zoom for our Executive Director Nate Knatterud-Hubinger to share...

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