Pictures and Video of New Plane Arriving in Cochabamba

Pictures and Video of New Plane Arriving in Cochabamba Yesterday, Mano a Mano’s new plane arrived in Cochabamba, Bolivia after starting its journey in St. Paul, Minnesota this summer months ago. We are very excited for the impact this plane will have on our aviation program in Bolivia, allowing us to better serve the people […]

Our New Plane Has Arrived in Bolivia

Our New Plane Has Arrived in Bolivia This morning, Mano a Mano’s new plane landed in Cobija, Bolivia (the immigration port) after a few days in Brazil. We are hoping for the plane to arrive in Cochabamba later this morning. Mano a Mano’s pilots picked up the plane from Minnesota over a month ago to […]

Mano a Mano’s New Plane – First Flight

Mano a Mano’s New Plane – First Flight On July 13, 2018, Mano a Mano staff, board members, and supporters went to Fleming Field in South St. Paul, Minnesota for the first flight in our new plane. Special thanks to Mano a Mano Volunteer Tom Merritt for making this video! Mano a Mano Pilots Flying […]

50 Weekend Health Clinics in 2017

50 Weekend Health Clinics in 2017 In 2017, Mano a Mano’s aviation program provided 50 weekend health clinics to communities with limited access to medical care. The number of weekend clinics is up from 32 in 2010 – a 56% increase. Mano a Mano’s Weekend Clinic Program Mano a Mano began as a grass-roots, all-volunteer […]

3 Mano a Mano Planes, 3 Flights

3 Mano a Mano Planes, 3 Flights Mano a Mano’s volunteer warehouse manager Ray Wiedmeyer just got back from a trip to Bolivia with Mano a Mano co-founder Segundo Velasquez. While he was there, he took a lot of pictures and wrote about some of his experiences. On November 1st, 2017, Mano a Mano’s aviation […]

Work on the Road to San Lorenzo

Work on the Road to San Lorenzo The 100 year flooding of 2014 in the tropical area of Beni devastated the minimal road and bridge infrastructure the communities of San Lorenzo and surrounding areas depended on. Even prior to this flooding, the community of San Lorenzo had been requesting assistance from Mano a Mano to […]

30 Pictures from a Donation of Medical Supplies in San Ignacio de Moxos

30 Pictures from a Donation of Medical Supplies in San Ignacio de Moxos These are a few pictures from the Municipality of San Ignacio de Moxos of a distribution of medical supplies from Mano a Mano in May (it took 2 Mano a Mano planes to transport these supplies). We are happy to see these supplies […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Libby Arnosti

Volunteer Spotlight: Libby Arnosti Mano a Mano volunteer Libby Arnosti recently talked about what she does with Mano a Mano, why she respects the Mano a Mano model, and what makes the work she does for Mano a Mano meaningful for her. What I Do For Mano a Mano I recently started collecting stories from […]

#FlashbackFriday – Interview with Mano a Mano Pilot Ivo

#FlashbackFriday – Interview with Mano a Mano Pilot Ivo #FlashbackFriday – in 2012 we interviewed Mano a Mano Aviation pilot Ivo Daniel Martinez about our aviation program and why it’s so important for the work we do in Bolivia. The program stays extremely busy, providing emergency flights to nearly 50 people throughout Bolivia every month and flying volunteer […]

Recent Emergency Flight – Fernando’s Back Injury

Recent Emergency Flight – Fernando’s Back Injury Fernando experienced a back injury and was taken to the hospital in Trinidad. Tragically, the hardware (bolts, screws, etc.) that was available to and used by the surgeon was faulty and began to fail shortly after Fernando went back home following the operation. Soon he was in excruciating pain. Bolts […]