Shipping 2 Containers for our Bolivia Programs

Thanks to the 50+ Minnesota volunteers that helped prep, pack, and stuff more than 38,000 pounds of donated medical, school, and construction supplies for shipment to Bolivia over the weekend! Each container is a huge volunteer effort and costly to ship, but it is well worth it; for every dollar it costs to ship we can send about $20 worth of supplies.¬†Everything we ship is distributed to Mano a Mano’s programs in Bolivia, and a portion is also distributed to other nonprofits, hospitals, and individual Bolivians free-of-charge.

In addition to everyone that helped pack the containers with supplies this weekend, a big thank-you to everyone that has volunteered at our office over the past 6 months Рwhether it is picking up supplies, sorting supplies, organizing crutches and walkers, or organizing the warehouse Рevery part is an essential part to make these shipments happen. Thank you!

Volunteers from MN-RPCV getting items ready to be loaded.

Volunteers from MN-RPCV getting items ready to be loaded.

Mano a Mano volunteers loading a pallet of supplies.

Mano a Mano volunteers loading a pallet of supplies.

Distribution Program Results

In late 2013, we surpassed our 10,000th distribution of supplies in Bolivia; we have shipped more than 3.5 million pounds of supplies from Minnesota to Bolivia since 1994 (here are some pictures of our most recent shipment arriving in Bolivia in December 2013).

1 of nearly 200 wheelchairs that were distributed to Bolivians with disabilities in December.

1 of nearly 200 wheelchairs that were distributed to Bolivians with disabilities in December.

 



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2 Responses to “Shipping 2 Containers for our Bolivia Programs”

  1. Maggie Mullins says:

    Heart warming and VERY impressive

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