Construction on Mano a Mano’s new health clinic in Catariri, Bolivia is complete! There is still work to do, including fully furnishing the clinic, but the brick and mortar portion is done, and the project should be formally dedicated in late April.

Mano a Mano Bolivia has a workshop location in Cochabamba where they build desks, chairs, beds, doors, windows, and other needed equipment for schools & clinics so that when we turn the project over to the community it is fully furnished.

Mano a Mano Clinics

This clinic will join Mano a Mano’s network of 184 clinics in Bolivia that had 1,389,436 patient visits in 2023 (1,129,712 visits in 2022).

On Friday, July 28th, 2023 Mano a Mano dedicated a new health clinic in 20 de septiembre, Bolivia. On the same day, we also dedicated another clinic in nearby Santa Ana. Catariri will join these 2 clinics as part of Mano a Mano’s network of clinics throughout the country.

Catariri Clinic Construction Photos – February/March 2024

Community of Catariri

Catariri is a community in the municipality of Aiquile, province of Narciso Campero, department of Cochabamba; it has a population of 1,250 and is located 155 miles southeast of the city of Cochabamba (a 5-hour drive).

Catariri, Bolivia.
Early work on the Catariri Clinic, late 2023.

Every Mano a Mano Project is a Partnership

Every Mano a Mano project is a partnership: thank you to our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia, who oversees the process of building clinics from start to finish; the local community of Catariri and municipal government of Aiquile that are involved throughout the process; and US funders that are providing the seed money that make this project possible!

Each partner group (Mano a Mano Bolivia, the local community, the Alcaldia) recently toured the Catariri clinic to inspect the project’s progress.

Mano a Mano Clinics Become Part of the Bolivian Healthcare System

With Mano a Mano clinics, they become part of the Bolivian healthcare system and are the official provider for their catchment area, making them eligible for services and reimbursement through Health Ministry-funded programs. All staff salaries in Mano a Mano’s clinics are paid for by sources within Bolivia. Our clinic program’s approach is that health outcomes can be dramatically improved with simple yet effective interventions, beginning with the basic ability to consistently access quality services in their own communities.

Community of Catariri with their clinic – March 2024.

Why We Built a Clinic in Catariri

We made this video a year ago demonstrating the need for a clinic in Catariri, and we are happy to be able to be completing this project to improve access to healthcare for the community.

Learn More About the Catariri Health Clinic Project and Mano a Mano’s Health Programs