Villa Pampa clinic # 161

Volunteer support for health and social development

Villa Pampa is a small village situated in the Chuquisaca region. The trip to the village is not without danger and our driver constantly has to control the hairpin bends. Villa Pampa is hidden between the exuberant green natures. The village, however, is neglected. The old clinic shows us only sad images.

The construction of the new clinic started in July 2017. After carrying out preparatory work, walls are putted up and soon the building is sheltered. Then the finishing phase begins: plaster walls, floors, windows and doors.

On December 11 the team of Mano a Mano Bolivia realizes the finishing touches that are still missing. On December 12, 2017 the residents decorated the building with the typical textiles. Today we will celebrate the inauguration of the new clinic.

The national hymn opens the program. Speeches are held: everyone likes to say a few words to express his gratitude. Many people have participated in the realization of this project: the municipality, the village, the sponsors of the project and of course Mano a Mano Bolivia.

The children of the village are acting the performance of a dance and guests are invited to participate. A special word of thanks goes out to Shireen and David who donated their wedding gift as their support for this project. The many Friends of Mano a Mano Bolivia in Belgium also supported this project.

The people of Villa Pampa feel very grateful and so they offered original laurels to authorities, sponsors and the team of Mano a Mano Bolivia. Finally, the words of Dr. Jose cannot be missed. He knows how to motivate and encourage people to take initiatives. He knows better than anyone else the needs that exist in the remote area.

Villa Pampa is the 161st clinic that Mano a Mano Bolivia built. That is a great achievement, but many other projects are still waiting for their realization. That is why we are always looking around to find new sponsors.

A very important moment is handing over the keys of the new clinic. This is how people from the village become responsible for the policy of their own clinic. Many have made an effort and we must not forget them: a memorial is revealed. The mayor was asked to cut the ribbon. Finally, everyone gets access to the new clinic to have a look and to appreciate to wonderful work that was done.

The clinic stands there and shines. Now there is a good equipment so that the staff can attend people well. For the people of villa pampa this project will change and improve their standard of living.

Villa Pampa December 12, 2017