Mano a Mano made a recent flight from Cochabamba to San Andrés, transporting bricks for a new noria (a hydropowered scoop wheel to lift water). Their old noria has not been able to provide sufficient water, leading to problems for the community; these new bricks for a new noria will help ensure better access to water.
We are able to make flights like these thanks to our Cessna Caravan, which is able to transport large amounts of cargo and many people into isolated communities that have little access to roads, markets, healthcare, and other basic services.
Aviation Program in Bolivia
Mano a Mano’s aviation program has 2 primary programs working with Bolivian communities that have minimal access to health care: emergency rescue of ill and injured individuals, transporting them to urban hospitals for life-saving treatment; and weekend clinics for which we transport volunteer health care professionals into remote areas to provide primary medical & dental care. We also transport cargo, including food supplies, medical supplies & equipment sent from Minnesota, and items like these bricks.
- Providing a Weekend Health Clinic in Puerto San Lorenzo on September 24th
- Work Continues on Mano a Mano’s Runway at the Punata Regional Complex
- 4 Years with a Cessna Caravan: Providing Emergency Flights & Transport in Bolivia
- Mano a Mano’s Aviation Program: First Half of 2022 Report
- Halfway Through 2022: Working Together to Help Bolivian Communities