Loading 4 Containers with Supplies for Bolivia
Our 4 containers have arrived at our St. Paul warehouse! They will be loaded with about 80,000 pounds of donated supplies and equipment and shipped to Bolivia, where they are distributed to people & organizations in need.
Here are the dates we need help, if you’re interested in volunteering:
- Saturday, November 16th, 9am-noon – packing and preparing for container loading next week
- Thursday, November 21st, 9am-noon (1st shift) and 1:30pm-4pm (2nd shift) – loading containers
- Friday, November 22nd, 1:30pm-4:30pm (1st shift) and 5pm-7pm (2nd shift) – loading containers
- Saturday, November 23rd, 9am-noon (1st shift) and 1:30pm-4pm (2nd shift) – loading containers
Let Us Know If You Are Coming
If you are available to help, please let Carmen know (firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-457-3141) so we can have an idea of how much help we have for every shift when loading days come. These supplies will be shipped to Bolivia, where they are distributed to people & organizations in need throughout the country. In 2018, Mano a Mano shipped 166,607 pounds of supplies.
Distributing Supplies in Bolivia
All of the supplies we send to Bolivia are distributed from Mano a Mano’s warehouse in Cochabamba, Bolivia to people & organizations throughout the country. Below are a few photos of supplies being distributed over the past year:
Distributing supplies to health centers in Punata, September 27, 2018.
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Distributing donated supplies sent from Minnesota at our warehouse in Cochabamba in September.
Some of the physical therapy items from Mano a Mano on display at the workshop.
Mano a Mano travelers attend a distribution event at our Cochabamba warehouse, March 2019.
Large distribution event in Cochabamba in June 2018.
Distributing supplies & equipment in Bolivia, September 2019.
Top: One of 5 containers at Mano a Mano in St. Paul, MN in August 2017; Bottom: all 5 containers arriving at Mano a Mano in Cochabamba, Bolivia in early 2018. “A gift in memory of Tamar” was tagged on each container (it’s partially visible on the red container on the far left arriving in Bolivia).
Distributing walkers and medical supplies in Cochabamba – September 2019
Gabriela, with her parents, in her new wheelchair from Mano a Mano in 2017.
Mano a Mano staff & volunteers preparing supplies for a distribution event on December 17, 2018 in Cochabamba, Bolivia.