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Thursday, June 23, 2011

New Video Highlighting Partnership with Caterpillar Inc.

Mano a Mano International works on a model based on partnership; part of that process is seeking alliances with key corporate partners in the US. The Caterpillar Foundation has become one of those key alliances, and we have been working together for 3 years to help bring solutions to impoverished rural Bolivian communities. In 2007, Mano a Mano approached the Caterpillar Foundation to seek funding for two new roads. Caterpillar considers roads to be a priority in helping to open new markets that could spur an increase in economic development. Caterpillar indicated; “we were impressed by Mano a Mano’s commitment to assist rural communities [giving them] access to markets through the construction of roads and runways. Passable roads hold the key to economic well-being.”

Since 2007, Caterpillar has trusted their investment to Mano a Mano to continue to offer solutions in Bolivia.  CAT has provided us with a matching grant - providing a dollar for dollar match up to $225,000 for any contributions from other businesses to support our proven efforts in improving health and economic opportunity for impoverished Bolivians. In addition, the Caterpillar Foundation wanted to capture the impact themselves and hired a team of professional photographers to travel to Bolivia and share the Mano a Mano story:

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