Mano a Mano’s first counterpart organization established in Bolivia was Mano a Mano Bolivia, which has been working in Bolivia since 1996. To date, Mano a Mano Bolivia has constructed 178 health clinics throughout Bolivia, which had over 1 million patient visits in 2021. We recently dedicated our 2 newest clinic projects in Estaño Colorado and Guadalupe at the end of March 2022.

Check out this video to learn more about Mano a Mano Bolivia and how we partner with Bolivian communities to provide access to healthcare:

Providing Access to Healthcare in Bolivia for Over 2 Decades: Mano a Mano Bolivia

Video Credit: William Wroblewski

Our Mission

Mano a Mano’s mission is: “Partnering together – Hand in Hand – to transform the health and well-being of Bolivian communities in need.” Established in Minnesota in 1994, Mano a Mano has been guided by the simple, yet powerful premise that groups of committed individuals can reach across national boundaries to make a dramatic difference in the lives of others. We have now grown to include 5 counterpart organizations – 1 in Minnesota, and 4 in Cochabamba – but improving health for Bolivian communities in need continues to be one of our main focus areas. Every Mano a Mano project is a partnership: with health projects, Mano a Mano Bolivia oversees and manages the construction of each clinic from start to finish; the local community and municipal government participates throughout the process; and Mano a Mano International Partners and US donors provide the seed money that make each project possible (other countries also provide financial support). Thank you to the many people involved!

Thanks to William Wroblewski, staff from our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia, and the local volunteers and beneficiaries in Bolivia that participated in this video project. All footage was taken in November 2021.

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