By The Numbers

In 2022, Mano a Mano’s aviation program in Bolivia has:

  • provided emergency transport for 155 people (4,543 emergency flights since our aviation program began)
  • provided transport for volunteer medical professionals for 33 weekend health clinics (482 weekend health clinics since our aviation program began)
  • transported 487,530 pounds of cargo, mostly medical supplies and equipment, on our Cessna Caravan (we also transported another 164,770 pounds of cargo on the Navajo plane, for a total of 652,300 pounds of cargo transported in 2022)

An emergency flight to El Alto in 2022.

Why Aviation is Important in Bolivia

Mano a Mano’s aviation program has 3 primary programs working with Bolivian communities that have minimal access to health care and basic services:

  1. emergency rescue of ill and injured individuals, transporting them to urban hospitals for life-saving treatment;
  2. weekend clinics for which we transport volunteer health care professionals into remote areas to provide primary medical & dental care; and
  3. transporting medical supplies, mobility equipment, food, supplies, and other needed items to/from isolated communities.

Transporting medical supplies and mobility equipment on the Mano a Mano plane.

In many of these remote communities, it may be a 10 or 20-hour trip to the nearest available health care; by plane it is a round trip of a couple of hours – which can be the difference between life and death.

Aviation Program in Photos – 2022

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