With every clinic that Mano a Mano builds, the community always celebrates its completion with a dedication ceremony. It is a huge event, and nearly everyone attends. Local leaders and politicians make speeches giving thanks, the children perform dances and play music, and often donors who contributed to the project in the US travel to Bolivia to attend as well.

Before the dedication takes place, volunteers make the final preparations to get the clinic ready for use – cleaning floors, making beds, and moving in the furniture, supplies, and equipment needed.

More pictures of this dedication are available here.