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What do you have to do to join a team?

1. Register to go on a medical mission.
2. Send resume and small summary “why you would like to join the team.”
3. Send a nursing license or medical license if applicable.
4. Make sure you have a passport, up-to-date immunizations, and are medically capable to travel.

If chosen to be a part of the Manos de la Caridad Team?

We will contact you and set up meetings for you to attend with the mission group to go over our mission plan. We will bring you up to speed on the necessary documentation we need to send to the Peruvian consulate and what needs to be accomplished prior to departing on the mission. Any questions you may have concerning immunizations and trip expectations are explained in detail.

The following is a basic outline of a mission trip.
Note: Some mission trips are longer than others. Mission goals are determined based on mission staffing. The information below is subject to change, and is intended as a basic guide only.

Day 01

1. We depart from Minneapolis/Saint Paul, International Airport and fly to Miami, or Houston,
where we exchange planes. From there it’s on to Lima, Peru. International Airport.
After arriving in Lima, the group is transported to the hotel.(Hotel Senorial). After check in,
we meet as a group to go over our trip itinerary and mission expectations.

Day 02

2. The group departs from Lima, and is transported by bus to Chimbote, Peru.
Upon arrival in Chimbote, the group is shown to its accommodation. We meet
our hosts, and a Mass is offered by the mission Priest.

Day 03

3. We set up our clinic and reception area. We run though the duties each member
of the group is expected to perform.

Day 04 – 07

4. Public Health Clinic. Bed distribution in Home Health Assessment.

Day 08

5. Return to Lima. Check into our hotel. (Hotel Senorial)

Day 09

6. Hotel check out, and transportation to Lima, International Airport.
Depart Lima, Peru for the United States and arrive back at the
Minneapolis/Saint Paul, International Airport.

Estimated costs:

Flight: $500-$1,200
Ground Transportation: Van $300 divided by group. Round Trip.
Hotel “Miraflores”:Hotel Senorial – 2 nights total. Rooms are $65 for a double – volunteers normally share a room.
Transportation: Bus to Chimbote: $90 Round Trip
Chimbote: Host Family Donation / Meals in Chimbote $15 dollars per day ( Includes 3 meals and accommodation.)
Peru Exit Tax: $45.00

To find out more about Manos de la Caridad, please contact Tanya or Eric at (612) 465-9725.

Our Featured Educational Video Series

The Following videos are from the series "Prevención de la Enfermedad Ver. 2.0" issue.
("Prevention of Disease Ver. 2.0")

"Lavado de Manos"
(Hand Washing)

"Aislamiento cuando la gente está enferma"
(Isolation when people are Sick)

For additional educational videos or information please visit or education program page located here.

Support Manos de la Caridad

Manos de la Caridad, is fiscally sponsored by "The Jordan Area Food Shelf." Manos de la Caridad will seek its own tax exempt status as it is fiscally able. Until that time, all tax deductible donations are managed though our fiscal agent and all donations to Manos de la Caridad, are tax exempt.

To find out more about Manos de la Caridad, please contact Tanya or Eric at (612) 465-9725.

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The Parable of the Good Samaritan

On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

“What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”

He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.

“You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”

But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

“Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.”

Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

More News

02/01/2012 A Message from our Executive Director

This year’s trip was a very emotional and eye opening experience for myself and the rest of our group.
The women and children were coming for medical reasons, but also many came for a glass of water. When a mother comes with their child and the child has not had water for two days, and we offer a glass of water, it breaks my heart as a mother to know the difficultly in helping your child to meet the basic needs of survival.
For many, water comes from a contaminated river they wash clothes, cook with, and bath in. Many of the people would purchase drinking water if they were able to afford it. Many can not and can not go without. They drink what they have. Please help us to support them on future missions.


02-03-11 Manos de la Caridad, would like to welcome back Tanya, our "Executive Director," who has just returned from a week mission in Arequipa, Peru. Tanya, assisted the San Francisco De Asis Sonrisa Program. Tanya, worked with children in post op care and educated families on care instructions for their children after surgery.

This trip also allowed Manos de la Caridad, to introduce its first educational video set. The set was created for the Peruvian culture and contained education on cleft lip and palate care and treatment after surgery. The families of the patients were most grateful for the education. The doctors were excited for the educational opportunities that could benefit the many children and families, who needed education after cleft lip and palate surgery. The video sets were used in Arequipa, as well as Lima, for over 100 patients. Great job Tanya and welcome back!

5K Fun Walk/Run

October 2010 Manos de la Caridad, would like to thank everyone for coming out to the 5K fun walk/run on Saturday. A big thank you to the supporters: CertainTeed, (Tammy you're the Best), Jeff and Beth from Total Health, Charity Warriors, our fiscal sponsor The Jordan Area Food Shelf, Phil Berbig the magic man on guitar... Frank the Master Grill Man... Nichole and all the volunteers who worked so hard making this happen. And special Thx to Kari and her team... Christine and the twins... and Dylan who lead the 5K Charge! You're all a blessing...