Alternative Gifts Catalog: Recycle to Equip a Hospital

Alternative Gifts Catalog: Recycle to Equip a Hospital Mano a Mano has participated in the Alternative Gifts International Catalog for more than a decade. Our project this year is focusing on sending much-needed medical supplies and equipment to health organizations in Bolivia’s remote tropics regions. About Alternative Gifts From the Alternative Gifts website: “The gifts […]

Mano a Mano Plane Landing in Oromomo

Below is a quick video of the Mano a Mano plane landing in Oromomo, a small community in the Bolivian Amazon, in the department of Beni, Bolivia where a large portion of our emergency flights and weekend health clinics take place. Read more about recent flights to Oromomo here. Mano a Mano Plane Landing in […]

49 Emergency Air Rescues in August, and Weekend Health Clinics

49 Emergency Air Rescues in August Mano a Mano’s aviation program transported 49 people to emergency care in the month of August. The vast majority of these flights are going from our hangar in Cochabamba to the department of Beni, located in the Amazon region of Bolivia. Weekend Health Clinics in Beni Department In addition […]

Weekend Health Clinic in Carmen de los Sita, Bolivia

Weekend Health Clinic in Carmen de los Sita, Bolivia Below are a few pictures from a recent weekend health clinic where volunteer medical professionals from our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Boliviaprovided free medical and dental care to the small community of Carmen de los Sita in the department of Beni located in the tropical Amazon […]

Our Response to Flooding in Bolivia

In the first 2-3 months of 2014, there was very heavy flooding in the Beni region of Bolivia, where the majority of our aviation program takes place: Bolivia’s Amazonian region has experienced the most disastrous flooding of the past 100 years. In the Beni department, 7 of 8 provinces and 16 of 19 municipalities are under water, […]

Family Asks For Food Donations for Flood Relief Instead of Flowers

Our co-founder Segundo Velasquez just arrived in Bolivia this week and sent the following photo this morning. A family in Bolivia who had gathered to remember a family member who had died 10 years earlier asked friends & family to bring food items for flood relief instead of flowers. Segundo helped pick up these supplies […]

Flood Relief Update – 25,000 Pounds of Food & Supplies Distributed

Air-Dropping Food & Supplies into Beni, Bolivia Below is a short video of the food drops Mano a Mano is doing in the Trinidad, Beni area: The devastation is very bad. Even though the flood waters are receding, vast areas are still underwater; airstrips are flooded and canoes are the only way to get around […]

Air-Dropping Food and Supplies in the Beni

Post by Mano a Mano Aviation. Air-Dropping Food and Supplies in the Beni The above video is our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Aviation air-dropping more donated food and supplies that Mano a Mano has collected into flood-affected communities in the Beni. These communities are only accessible by plane or canoe, and all of the airstrips […]

First Shipment of Mano a Mano Peanut Butter

The first shipment of Mano a Mano peanut butter is ready to distribute in the flooded areas! This first shipment will be going to Ushbe, in the department of Beni, Bolivia. This is still very much a learning process for us, as we think about best ways to package, how to shell and peel efficiently, […]

Food & Supplies Donated in Bolivia for Flood Victims in Beni

Post by Mano a Mano International.