Global Activism: Mano a Mano gives supplies, builds infrastructure in Bolivia.
Segundo Velasquez grew up in Bolivia. But when he moved to Minnesota, Segundo’s brother Jose, a pediatrician, asked him to bring back medical supplies whenever he came for visits. Soon after, Segundo and his wife, Joan, started the NGO, ‘Mano a Mano International Partners’ to collect surplus medical supplies and equipment for Jose’s hospital. Over 20 years later, Mano a Mano’s work has expanded to deliver food and school supplies and build over 300 infrastructure projects throughout Bolivia. Segundo will tell us his story for our Global Activism series.
PHOTO: Distributing food and supplies with the Mano a Mano plane. (Courtesy of Mano a Mano International)