Our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Internacional was in Tarija yesterday (October 26th, 2021) to distribute medical supplies and mobility equipment for 7 health centers in Tarija as well as San Antonio – a 2nd level hospital. Thanks to El Gobierno Autónomo Municipal de Tarija and the Secretaría de Desarrollo Humano y Gestión Social Municipal for partnering with Mano a Mano to make this donation possible. Supplies included instruments, hospital linens, catheters, wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, and other items.
Video of the Distribution – October 26th, 2021
From El Gobierno Autónomo Municipal de Tarija’s Facebook page (go to this link for a video from the event):
Nos sentimos muy felices y conmovidos de lograr acercarnos, nosotros queremos ser un puente y una mano amiga que está dispuesta a darle la mano a cualquier mano del mundo. Tengamos una actitud solidaria, como municipio ayudemos con nuestra buena voluntad para darle la mano también a otros municipios más pequeños del departamento que necesitan una ayuda.
“We feel very happy and moved to work together, we want to be a bridge and a helping hand that is willing to reach out to any hand in the world. Let us have an attitude of solidarity, as a municipality let us help with our good will to also reach out to other smaller municipalities in the department that need help.”
Getting Supplies Ready for the Distribution at Mano a Mano’s Warehouse in Cochabamba – October 25th, 2021
From Minnesota to Bolivia
All of the supplies distributed this week in Tarija started as donations at our warehouse in St. Paul, Minnesota many months ago. We just shipped another 2 containers that are now on their way to Bolivia (pictured below); this year we have sent 7 40-foot containers with over 180,000 pounds of supplies from Minnesota to Bolivia.
Learn More About Mano a Mano’s Recovered Resources Program
- What Does Mano a Mano Do?
- Containers Leaving Our Minnesota Warehouse & Containers Arriving at Our Bolivia Warehouse
- Mano a Mano Article in the Longfellow Nokomis Messenger
- Donating Medical Supplies for Hospitals in Cochabamba
- What Happens to Medical Donations We Can’t Ship to Bolivia?