Yesterday (November 8th, 2021), we loaded more than 1,000 walkers, wheelchairs, crutches, and other mobility equipment to send to Global Links in Pittsburgh, PA to support their distributions locally and in other countries. In total, Mano a Mano sent over 10,000 pounds of medical supplies from St. Paul to Pittsburgh!
Container arriving at Mano a Mano’s warehouse in St. Paul on November 8th, 2021 to load with mobility equipment for Global Links.
We loaded more than 1,000 items weighing over 10,000 pounds to send to Global Links to support their surplus recovery programs.
Distributing Supplies in Bolivia, Twin Cities, and Beyond
7: Mano a Mano transports some supplies by plane, like this distribution to Baures, Bolivia.
After loading everything onto the plane, we have to unload everything for inspection by airport officials before being approved for takeoff for this distribution of supplies in April.
Staff from the Hospital San Juan de Dios, a 3rd level hospital in Oruro, traveled to our Cochabamba warehouse to pick up supplies in late March. This donation was a collaboration with the Rotary Club Oruro.
Transporting medical supplies and equipment for the community of Baures in April 2021.
Distributing medical supplies and equipment sent from Minnesota for Mano a Mano Bolivia, February 2021.
“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.”
El Gobierno Autónomo Municipal de Tarija and the Secretaría de Desarrollo Humano y Gestión Social Municipal
Loaning wheelchairs to the Mayor’s Office of Cochabamba to support their COVID-19 vaccination campaign.
7: Donating a wheelchair for Gustavo in Trinidad, Beni in May.
Loading Mano a Mano’s Cessna Caravan at our hangar at the Jorge Wilstermann Cochabamba Airport
Pascuala sitting in her wheelchair for the first time.
Supplies sent from Mano a Mano International in St. Paul go to our counterpart Mano a Mano Internacional in Cochabamba, which are then distributed by Mano a Mano Internacional to organizations throughout Bolivia. Here our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia is picking up a truckload of medical supplies and equipment from Mano a Mano Internacional.
Supplies from Mano a Mano, ready for distribution in Tarija – October 26th, 2021.
A newborn (triplet!) at an ICU in Cochabamba with a layette set from Mano a Mano, 2021.
A container of medical supplies sent from Minnesota arriving at Mano a Mano’s warehouse in Cochabamba, Bolivia, 2020.
Distributing Supplies in the Twin Cities and Beyond