NEW Project for 2019:
Our next project for MELA-MN in Bolivia will be helping Mano a Mano Bolivia fund the construction of a new clinic in Pampa Lupiara located about 7 hours (by SUV) from Cochabamba. The clinic site and foundation has already begun. It is anticipated that the clinic will be completed and open some time in June 2019.
A MELA Fundraiser is already in the works. We are counting on your Support!
MELA’s 2018 Health Clinics in Bolivia
Candelaria and Villa Rosario
Mano a Mano Bolivia has completed both projects and the clinics up and running, providing improved care to their inhabitants.
MELA Sponsored Clinics
The Health Center of San Bernardino serving Villa Rosario and other nearby communities.
The Candelaria Health Center
Additions and remodeling supported by donors of MELA
In 2015 Friends of MELA helped to build a Mano a Mano Health Center in Quiroga, Bolivia.
It was over 3 years ago, on July 9, 2015, when the Mano a Mano clinic in Quiroga was dedicated, thanks to your support.
I wanted to let you know that, as of March 2019, the clinic continues to function well providing health care access for the nearly 5,000 people in the area. The clinic is spacious, clean, and beautiful. In addition to clinic staff the Bolivian Ministry of Health sent a doctor to the clinic to do research.
Both of the permanent positions in the Quiroga clinic are paid for by the Ministry of Health; 81% of the 500+ staff positions in the 165 Mano a Mano clinics are paid for by the Ministry of Health, with the other 19% paid for by municipal governments and others. Every staff position in a Mano a Mano clinic is funded by someone other than Mano a Mano.
Thanks to our supporters, this clinic is STILL making a difference!!