Mano a Mano’s Minnesota Surplus Program Featured on TPT

Mano a Mano’s recovered resources program focusing on saving usable supplies from Minnesota landfills and sending them to people in need in Bolivia was recently featured on the TPT website. Here’s the link to the article:

Minnesota has a waste problem. How do we fix it? One local organization diverts reusable medical supplies from the landfill and transports them to Bolivia.

Mano a Mano co-founder Segundo Velasquez gets ready to load a collection of walkers bound for Bolivia.

TPT Videos with Mano a Mano

TPT – Twin Cities PBS and Mano a Mano International worked together to feature our Twin Cities program that saves usable supplies from local landfills for distribution to people in need in Bolivia, and the many dedicated volunteers that make our work possible here in Minnesota. The videos are airing on TPT through the end of February, and are all posted on the TPT website here. Below is the video about waste in Minnesota referenced in the article above:

Distributing Supplies To People In Need In Bolivia

In 2019, Mano a Mano shipped 9 40-foot containers filled with 203,747 pounds of donated supplies and equipment from St. Paul to Cochabamba. These supplies are distributed to people & organizations in need throughout Bolivia; below are links to a few distributions over the past year:

In April 2019, Mano a Mano transported medical & orthopedic supplies from our warehouse in Cochabamba to Cotagaita, a community in the department of Potosi. The supplies were distributed to 3 health centers in the area. The donation included wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches, wound care and basic care supplies, and other miscellaneous medical supplies.