In 2020, Mano a Mano shipped 7 containers with 175,777 pounds of medical supplies, mobility equipment, and other items from Minnesota to Bolivia for distribution to people and organizations in need throughout the country. 291 organizations in Bolivia received supplies and equipment from Mano a Mano last year. We also helped provide supplies locally in the Twin Cities and to organizations working in other countries, including Honduras, El Salvador, and Cameroon. Thanks to the many people in Minnesota and Bolivia that work so hard to make these shipments possible!

For our 2019 summary report of distributions, click here.

291 Organizations in Bolivia Received Supplies & Equipment

Distributed 7,024 Mobility Aids

1 of the 426 wheelchairs distributed by Mano a Mano in 2020.

Mano a Mano Internacional distributed 7,024 mobility aids to our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia and individuals, which includes the following items:

  • 426 wheelchairs
  • 418 walkers with seats and wheels
  • 1,757 walkers
  • 2,345 pairs of crutches
  • 2,078 canes

The majority of these mobility aids are from Goodwill in St. Paul:

Volunteers in Bolivia Contributed 4,981 Hours

Mano a Mano depends on volunteers to complete our work. While this work is challenging enough in normal circumstances, 2020 was not normal; we are very grateful to the dedication and commitment of volunteers and staff that had to navigate a global pandemic for the majority of the year.

We are grateful to the many volunteers that continued to support Mano a Mano despite the challenging circumstances of 2020.

More Information About Medical Distributions Made in 2020: