Mano A Mano International Partners

Reduce Waste in Minnesota, Improve Lives in Bolivia

MANO A MANO IS A SMALL MINNESOTA NONPROFIT THAT HAS A HUGE IMPACT IN BOLIVIA

In 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:

  1. reduces waste in the US, keeping these supplies out of Minnesota landfills
  2. 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
  3. helps many people and organizations in Bolivia that don't have enough supplies
  4. every dollar donated ships supplies with an average value of between $12-$20

THANK YOU!

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.

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