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Overview of Mano a Mano, its projects, and how we work in Bolivia.

Overview of Mano a Mano, its projects, and how we work in Bolivia.

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    • Mano a Mano Mission: to Create partnerships with poor Bolivian communities to improve health and increase economic well-being
    • Population : 9,400,000
    • BOLIVIA… A LAND OF MOUNTAINS
    • Beautiful People
    • … TRADITIONAL TEXTILES
    • … RICH CULTURE
    • AND… EXTREME POVERTY
    • RURAL AREAS 94% of rural Bolivians live below subsistence level – the highest poverty rate in the world The average yearly income of rural families is $200 – 300. 60% have no access to health care
    • 8 % Rural Infant Mortality at Birth Maternal mortality in Childbirth is 400 per 100,000 Rural life expectancy is 55 years
    • MAKING A DIFFERENCE
      • Mano a Mano International in the U.S. sets the vision and direction, raises funds and other resources. We accomplish our work in Bolivia through three sister organizations:
        • Mano a Mano – Bolivia established in 2000, focusing on health and education;
        • Mano a Mano -Nuevo Mundo established in 2005, focusing on rural economic development;
        • Mano a Mano – Aviation , incorporated in 2006, transports ill and injured patients from isolated areas to urban hospitals, supports our sister organizations, and assists other NGOs that work in rural areas.
        • Mano a Mano depends on donors and volunteers to carry out its mission.
    • Collecting and Distributing Surplus Medical Supplies and Equipment
    • 3,000,000 Pounds shipped
    • FROM MINNESOTA TO BOLIVIA
    • Mano a Mano has constructed and co-administers a network of 112 Medical Centers in rural areas Saving the lives of mothers and babies
    • 12,283 births in these Centers. All mothers and all but 59 babies survived More than 2,500,000 patient visits since 2000
    • Sanitation Projects: New Bathrooms Latrines
    • Women washed clothes in the stream Now they have New Laundry Sinks
    • Old Classroom Classrooms in 40 communities Infrastructure for education
    • Old Housing for Teachers New Housing in 40 Communities
    • Infrastructure for Economic Development 145 Farm Ponds Completed
    • Laguna Sulti Ucuchi Choquechampi 3 Reservoirs Completed: Water for 12,000 people Choquechampi
    • Doubling Income
    • Constructing Roads – More than 1,000 km
    • Transporting Produce to City Markets Producing more Food
    • Aviation Program New Runway
    • Airlifted more than 640 patients
    • Weekend Clinics for Unserved Areas
    • HOW WE WORK
    • The Need Communities Request Help
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    • Community Leader Signs Agreement Partners: Mano a Mano, Communities, Local and National Govermments
    • Mano a Mano Contributes:
      • Master Builders
      • Materials
      • Plans
      • Salaries: one staff for three years
      • Administration , medical supervision,
      • training
      • Medical supplies and equipment
    • Government pays salaries, provides vaccines, medicines and matching funds
      • Communities Contribute:
      • Lot for the Medical Center
      • Locally available Materials
      • Unskilled Labor
    • Community Residents Contributed 80,000 Volunteer Hours Last Year
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    • Donors and Volunteers Visit Bolivia and Participate in Making this Dream a Reality
    • Thank You - Muchas Gracias Dius Pagarapusuchun