Mano a Mano recently completed an expansion of a health clinic in Sumala, as well as new schools in Litoral and Qhapajtala. Construction was delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions, but are now complete, and will improve access to health and education for their communities. Every project is a partnership: thank you to our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia, the local communities and municipal governments that participate throughout the process, and the funders that provide the seed money that kickstarts every project!

Sumala Clinic Expansion

The Sumala clinic expansion increases local capacity to provide health care to the 800 residents of the community. Sumala is in the municipality of Icla, department of Chuquisaca. The project was dedicated on November 17th, 2020.

Thank you to Rotary District 5580, the municipal government of Icla, and our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia for their support of this project!

Dedication plaque for the Sumala Clinic expansion.

Thank you to everyone that was a part of this project:

  • Gobierno Autónomo Municipal de Icla
  • Rotary District 5580
    • Duluth Harbortown Rotary Club
    • Moorhead Rotary Club
    • Nipigon
    • Corey Elmer
    • Brad Donabauer
    • Fargo North/DECA
    • FM Rotary Foundation
    • Thunder Bay
    • International Falls
    • Wahpeton
  • Mano a Mano Bolivia
  • Mano a Mano International Partners
  • Comunidad de Sumala
  • Special thanks to Stacey Ackerman, Alena Ackerman, and Karl Everett for their efforts

Video of Sumala Clinic Expansion

Our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia made this video documenting the process of expanding the Sumala clinic:

Sumala Construction Photos