Our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia is starting work on a new health clinic in Catariri, Bolivia. When complete, this clinic will join Mano a Mano’s network of 183 clinics in Bolivia that had 605,760 patient visits in the first half of 2023.

Catariri, Bolivia

Catariri is a community in the municipality of Aiquile, province of Narciso Campero, department of Cochabamba; it has a population of 1,250 (with a total of 3,500 people in the surrounding communities) and is located 155 miles southeast of the city of Cochabamba.

Starting Work on the Mano a Mano Clinic in Catariri

The municipal leaders of Aiquile and the community itself are very happy about this project getting started; they have been hoping for this project for many years (Mano a Mano has a waiting list for every type of project that we do, and base funding – donations – are what we need to be able to partner with more communities).

As with each Mano a Mano clinic project, we plan to finish the construction process in 4-5 months followed by equipping (every Mano a Mano clinic and school project is fully furnished) and inaugurating the clinic.

Why We Are Building a Clinic in Catariri

Partnering Together

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!

Dedicating the Kaspicancha Alta school in April 2023 and recognizing the many different people working together that make each Mano a Mano project possible.

Improving Access to Healthcare

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.

Learn More About Mano a Mano’s Health Programs in Bolivia