Mano a Mano dedicated a new clinic in the community of Estaño Colorado on March 31st! Estaño Colorado joins our network of 177 clinic projects in Bolivia, which had 1,107,024 patient visits in 2021. This project is a partnership with Mano a Mano Bolivia and Mano a Mano International Partners; the local community of Estaño Colorado and municipal government of Chimore that participated throughout the process; and US donors that provided the seed money that made this project possible. Thank you to the many people involved!
Estaño Colorado is located in the municipality of Chimore, province of Carrasco, department of Cochabamba. The community has a population of 1,120 and is a 6-hour drive from Cochabamba. Construction began on December 2, 2021 and was completed on March 24, 2022. Because of the long drives involved, staff from Mano a Mano Bolivia scheduled dedications for the new clinics in Guadalupe (8+ hour drive from Cochabamba) and Estaño Colorado (on the way back from Guadalupe) on back to back days.
With Mano a Mano clinics, they become part of the Bolivian healthcare system and are the official provider for their catchment area, making them eligible for services and reimbursement through Health Ministry-funded programs. All staff salaries in Mano a Mano’s clinics are paid for by sources within Bolivia. Our clinic program’s approach is that health outcomes can be dramatically improved with simple yet effective interventions, beginning with the basic ability to consistently access quality services in their own communities.
Dedication Photos – March 31, 2022
Equipping the Completed Clinic
When Mano a Mano dedicates a clinic or school project, it is always fully furnished and equipped. Many of the furnishings are constructed by Mano a Mano Bolivia in their workshop in Cochabamba.