Reduce Waste in Minnesota, Improve Lives in Bolivia
MANO A MANO IS A SMALL MINNESOTA NONPROFIT THAT HAS A HUGE IMPACT IN BOLIVIAIn the US, millions of pounds of usable supplies – from medical items like gowns and gloves to other items like school supplies and construction equipment – are thrown away every year. Meanwhile, the rural poverty rate in rural Bolivia is up to 94%, and the most basic supplies are not available for residents in these isolated communities. Mano a Mano collects donated supplies in the US and ships them to Bolivia, where they are distributed to Mano a Mano’s network of clinics, other hospitals & clinics, other nonprofit organizations, and individuals in need from throughout the country.
THE IMPACT IN BOLIVIA - WHY THESE SUPPLIES ARE SO IMPORTANT
During distribution events at our Cochabamba, Bolivia warehouse, dozens of organizations from around the country travel to Mano a Mano to receive thousands of pounds of donated - and very high-demand - supplies; some travel up to 2 and a half days to attend. Many individuals come on a nearly daily basis to receive wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, and braces. Mano a Mano will also use our aviation program to distribute medical and school supplies to the most isolated communities in Bolivia.
THERE ARE 50,000+ POUNDS OF SUPPLIES WAITING TO BE SHIPPED - WE NEED YOUR HELP
Mano a Mano shipped five containers with more than 120,000 pounds of supplies - mostly emptying out our St. Paul warehouse - in August 2017; these supplies are currently en route to Bolivia. In the three months since that shipment, our 15,000 square-foot warehouse has almost completely filled again with donated supplies, and we need your help to ship these much-needed supplies.
Your donation will help Mano a Mano ship at least 80,000 pounds of donated surplus supplies (four 40-foot containers) from Minnesota to Bolivia, which:
- reduces waste in the US, keeping these supplies out of Minnesota landfills
- ensures Mano a Mano projects in Bolivia are properly equipped and supplied so that they can provide quality service to the people that use them
- helps many people and organizations in Bolivia that don't have enough supplies
- every dollar donated ships supplies with an average value of between $12-$20
Everything that we are able to do is based on partnerships – by working together with many different groups, we can accomplish so much more than any of us could do on our own. Let's make a difference - in 2 countries, thousands of miles apart - together.