Thanks to Devised TV for sharing the story of Mano a Mano’s aviation program in Bolivia. From their new trailer about the one-hour documentary (available on Amazon Prime Video):
“Ivo Daniel Martinez is an anonymous hero. At the controls of his plane (sometimes a tiny Cessna, sometimes a twin-engine Piper), he defies the quite extraordinary flying conditions of Bolivia to come to the assistance of the most remote communities in the country.”
To watch the documentary on Amazon Prime Video: search for “On the Wing”; go to Season 2, Episode 1 – “Pilot of Hope.”

Providing Emergency Transport in Rural Bolivia

Many think of aviation as a luxury. But for rural communities in Bolivia, small aircraft often provide their only access to health care, literally the difference between life and death. Mano a Mano provides transport for people in need of emergency care; medical professionals to provide healthcare in rural communities during weekend health clinics; Mano a Mano staff, volunteers, and equipment as we partner with Bolivian communities on development projects; and the distribution of medical supplies and equipment. In spite of the unprecedented challenges of 2020 (all flights were grounded for multiple months, and our weekend health clinic program was halted for 8 months due to COVID-19 restrictions), our aviation program made 452 flights and transported about 95,000 pounds of medical supplies and equipment in 2020.