We were happy to have Mano a Mano staff and volunteers featured on yesterday’s Unitel TV Telepaís Central Cochabamba segment as “cochabambinos de oro!”

Full Segment and Link on Unitel TV

The Mano a Mano segment from the October 12th, 2023 Telepaís Central Cochabamba show starts at the 58:44 mark; here is the link to the show on Unitel’s website.

Unitel TV Segment: Cochabambinos de Oro – Voluntarios de Mano a Mano

Mano a Mano is 5 Counterpart Organizations

This TV segment was filmed at Mano a Mano’s hangar at the Cochabamba airport and features the distribution of medical supplies, mobility equipment, and other in-demand items by Mano a Mano’s dedicated staff, volunteers, and Board members to rural Bolivian communities in need. Transporting them by plane turns travel that could take days into just a few hours.

Mano a Mano’s aviation program has 3 primary programs working with Bolivian communities that have minimal access to health care:

  1. emergency rescue of ill and injured individuals, transporting them to urban hospitals for life-saving treatment;
  2. weekend clinics for which we transport volunteer health care professionals into remote areas to provide primary medical & dental care;
  3. transport hundreds of thousands of pounds of cargo (including medical supplies and mobility equipment sent from Minnesota) on an annual basis. Mano a Mano Aviation’s emergency program has airlifted more than 4,500 patients to life-saving care in urban hospitals since the program began in 2005.

All of the supplies seen in the video are collected by Mano a Mano International Partners in St. Paul, Minnesota and shipped to Bolivia, where our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Internacional organizes them for distribution to people and organizations in need throughout the country at our warehouse in El Abra, Cochabamba; these distributions include transport to more distant communities by Mano a Mano plane (our Cessna Caravan featured in the video just marked its 5th anniversary since being purchased by Mano a Mano in Minnesota and flown to Bolivia by Mano a Mano Aviation pilots in mid-2018). Not featured in this video, but no less deserving of recognition, are Mano a Mano’s 2 other counterpart organizations Mano a Mano Bolivia and Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo (we are 5 counterpart organizations in total – 4 in Bolivia and 1 in Minnesota).

On Friday, July 28th, 2023 our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia dedicated a new health clinic in 20 de septiembre, Bolivia! On the same day, we also dedicated another clinic in nearby Santa Ana.
Our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo dedicating a deep water well in the community of Villa Rosario on September 13th, 2023.

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