Mano a Mano International works on a model based on partnership; part of that process is seeking alliances with key corporate partners in the US. The Caterpillar Foundation has become one of those key alliances, and we have been working together for 3 years to help bring solutions to impoverished rural Bolivian communities. In 2007, Mano a Mano approached the Caterpillar Foundation to seek funding for two new roads. Caterpillar considers roads to be a priority in helping to open new markets that could spur an increase in economic development. Caterpillar indicated;