Thank you to the volunteers from Amazon Web Services that helped out at Mano a Mano’s St. Paul warehouse today!

Mano a Mano collects donated medical supplies, mobility equipment, and other in-demand items in Minnesota for shipment to Bolivia, where they are distributed to people and organizations in need throughout the country. Almost all of these supplies would have ended up in the landfill in Minnesota, and instead they are getting put to good use throughout Bolivia (we also provide supplies to organizations and individuals in the Twin Cities area). Most of these supplies are cost-prohibitive or unavailable at all in Bolivia, making them very helpful for people and organizations with limited resources.

Recent Shipment Schedule

Every 3-4 months, we schedule a shipment of 2-4 containers from Minnesota to Bolivia, which takes about 3-4 months (sometimes longer) to go from door-to-door in St. Paul to Mano a Mano in Cochabamba.

In Bolivia, supplies sent from Minnesota are distributed on a regular basis. Thank you to the many people that make this process possible!

Recent Distributions of Supplies in Bolivia

Distributing Burn Care Supplies from Minnesota to Hospitals in Cochabamba, April 2024
Health Education Workshop: Training Physicians to Use Bakri Balloons in Bolivia, including the distribution of Bakri Balloons acquired by Mano a Mano in Minnesota.
Setting up at Mano a Mano’s Cochabamba site for a distribution of lotes of medical supplies and mobility equipment sent from Minnesota for 13 healthcare organizations from the department of Santa Cruz, Bolivia – mid-April 2024.
Supplies are also transported by Mano a Mano plane to isolated rural communities, like these boxes of supplies from Minnesota brought to the community of San Francisco during a weekend health clinic in March.

Learn More About Mano a Mano’s Recovered Resources Program