We Have Received 110,000+ Pounds of Supplies So Far in 2018

We Have Received 110,000+ Pounds of Supplies So Far in 2018 So far this year: Mano a Mano has received 110,606 pounds of in-kind donations, processed 89,719 pounds, and inventoried 163 pallets since January 1, 2018! All contributions to this program are greatly appreciated: thanks to the many volunteers involved with the process in the […]

“This is Everything:” Medical Donations on November 17th

“This is Everything:” Medical Donations on November 17th Editors Note: This article was written by Morgan Harden, a recent graduate of Kenyon College. She has degrees in Spanish Literature and English, with a creative writing emphasis, which she uses to write, translate, and share stories. Drawn to its story and collaborative model, she began volunteering […]

Mano a Mano’s Second Large-Scale Distribution Event in October: Ceremony and More Behind-the-Scenes

This is a guest post by Lindsay Emi. Lindsay is a writer and student from Los Angeles, California. She is eighteen years old and a volunteer from Princeton University’s Bridge Year Program in Bolivia. She will spend six months in Cochabamba volunteering with Mano a Mano, and then attend Princeton beginning in the fall of […]

Providing Instruments for Biopsies

Providing Instruments for Biopsies Charo, a registered nurse with instrument specialization, provides post-natal care in one of Bolivia’s public hospitals. When her patients showed symptoms of cancer during a routine visit, Charo had to travel to a private hospital in another city, borrow the instruments, and return them after performing a biopsy.  Travel to a […]

Photos From Our Distribution Event on October 8th

Photos From Our Distribution Event on October 8th Last Saturday, October 8th, Mano a Mano staff and volunteers distributed thousands of pounds of donated medical supplies to dozens of health organizations throughout Bolivia. These supplies were shipped from our Saint Paul, Minnesota warehouse. There is another distribution event scheduled for October 22nd, 2016 at Mano a Mano’s […]

Donating School Supplies in Bombeo, Bolivia

Donating School Supplies in Bombeo, Bolivia On Thursday, May 19th, Mano a Mano donated 10 boxes of school supplies to the school in Bombeo – ‘Unidad Educativa Bombeo’, del distrito Tunas Vinto, de la provincia Tapacari, del departamento Cochabamba. These 10 boxes will provide supplies for 80 children. Donations like these in Bolivia are made […]

Rowboat for Silent Auction Coming Along Nicely…

Rowboat for Silent Auction Coming Along Nicely… As part of Mano a Mano’s upcoming Festival Bolivia event on April 23rd, there will be a silent auction, which includes a 12-foot rowboat being built from scratch by Anthony Schmitz – custom Kayak builder and Mano a Mano volunteer. (Check out Frogtown Kayak to learn more about […]

Thank You Bennison Gives!

Thank You Bennison Gives! Thank you Bennison for another batch of pajamas to ship to rural Bolivian mothers and babies! They are so warm and beautiful and will be so gratefully appreciated by our rural Bolivian moms! We are planning another shipment of 1 or 2 40-foot containers to Bolivia soon, and these will be included in […]

Shop Amazon Smile Through March 31st and $5 Will Be Donated to Mano a Mano

Amazon Smile Promotion From now through 3/31/2014, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate an extra $5 for each customer who makes an eligible purchase at smile.amazon.com in support of Mano A Mano International Partners. This is in addition to the regular donation of 0.5% of the purchase price. Click the Link Below to Shop Amazon Smile and Support Mano […]

Distributing Donated Supplies with the Mano a Mano Plane

In December 2013, Mano a Mano distributed and custom-fitted nearly 200 wheelchairs for Bolivians with disabilities. It was a massive effort both within Bolivia and the United States. Many of the recipients traveled long distances to receive a wheelchair; one family from Guayaramerin was able to make it and fit their child with a brand-new fitted […]