Last week, the 3 containers sent from Minnesota in early May arrived in Bolivia! Once unloaded, these containers that include medical supplies and mobility equipment will be distributed to people and organizations throughout Bolivia. A 3-month turnaround – from shipping in Minnesota, arriving in Bolivia and clearing Customs, and then getting to their final destination at the Mano a Mano warehouse in Cochabamba – is extremely fast, and we are grateful to the many people involved that make these shipments go smoothly.

We are getting ready to make our second shipment of 2023 of donated medical supplies, mobility equipment, and other needed items from Minnesota to Bolivia this week! Almost all of these supplies would end up in the local landfill; instead, they get new life for people and organizations in need throughout Bolivia.

Volunteers prepping at our St. Paul warehouse for our second shipment of supplies to Bolivia in 2023 – late July 2023.

Learn more about the weekly activities at our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Internacional for July 24-July 30, 2023 (here is a PDF of this weekly newsletter from Mano a Mano volunteers Grace and Lasse):

Weekly Newsletter: July 24th-July 30th, 2023

Pictures from the Week

Thanks to Mano a Mano Volunteers Grace and Lasse!

Thanks to Mano a Mano volunteers Grace and Lasse, who are spending a few months with our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Internacional (one of our 4 counterpart organizations in Bolivia)! As part of their time, they are putting together weekly newsletters providing a snapshot of the many activities going on at Mano a Mano Internacional – through the CEA, physical therapy program, and medical supply distribution program.

Grace bio: Grace Jones is a volunteer in the Ingram Scholars Program, a program dedicated to cultivating a lifelong commitment to addressing societal problems. Grace is driven by sustainable community development rooted in the community’s voice. She is working with Mano a Mano International through August before returning to Nashville, TN, to attend Vanderbilt University.

Lasse bio: Lasse Heuner is a volunteer from Xanten, Germany. Lasse is interested in sustainability and development. He will stay until mid-August before returning to Germany to start studying mechanical engineering.

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