Our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia is in the final stages of completing two new clinic projects in the department of Chuquisaca. These 2 clinics will be our 141st and 142nd clinic projects!
- The Guitarrani clinic will be dedicated on November 20
- The San Jacinto clinic expansion will be dedicated on November 21
San Jacinto Clinic
We previously built a health clinic in October 2005, which was a smaller project that had one nurse on staff. After a number of years in operation, the community approached Mano a Mano Bolivia asking for an expansion of the project to be able to add space for a doctor and dentist. Construction of the expansion began in March 2013; the dedication will take place in November.
In Guitarrani, a small community of 780 people, Mano a Mano is building a puesto de salud, or health post that is the smallest of the health clinic designs that we build and has space for one nurse.
Partnership with Rotary
Both of these clinics are made possible through the support of Rotary clubs in the Duluth, Superior, and Fargo-Moorhead areas:
- Harbortown Rotary
- Superior Rotary
- Skyline Rotary
- FM AM Rotary
- Fargo Rotary
- Moorhead Rotary
- Fargo West Rotary
Along with Rotary’s support, the Bolivian communities, municipal government, Bolivian Health Ministry, and Mano a Mano Bolivia and Mano a Mano International Partners have contributed heavily to this project (click here to learn more about our clinic partnership model).
Rotary has been a huge supporter of clinic projects in the Icla region of Bolivia (as well as many other Mano a Mano projects like this water project in Jusku Molle). Guitarrani and the San Jacinto clinic expansion join 5 other clinic projects already built by Mano a Mano through Rotary support (there is also another clinic that was built with Rotary support in Chiro K’asa, in the department of Potosi):
- Cantar Gallo
- San Jacinto (which has now been expanded in the current project)
Thanks to the Rotary Clubs, Mano a Mano staff and volunteers in the US & Bolivia, and local communities & government entities that make these projects possible! Every project is a HUGE effort, by many different people, coming together to improve lives.