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Medical Missions What is a medical mission? Our mission team consists of doctors, nurses, and other volunteers that minister to the physical, spiritual needs of women, children, and adults in developing countries throughout the world. Currently our missions are limited to Peru. Mission and Vision Hands of Charity, or “Manos …

Our Mission

Manos de la Caridad, (Hands of Charity) is a non-profit organization, raising money to help the women, children, and families, the poorest of poor in Chimbote, Peru. Manos de la Caridad, currently takes medical missionary groups to Chimbote, Peru. Our mission is to provide our clients with education and educational …

Our Programs

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, …


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 …

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Clinic Day 02

October 3, 2012 Main Comments Off

Chimbote Clinic 10-02-2012

Helen called this morning. They had a great day 2 of clinic. Helen estimates they served well over 500 clients.

Chimbote Clinic 10-02-2012

Today, ( Wednesday ) the group travels about an hour into the mountains to run an additional clinic and do health assessments.

Our public health education videos also worked out which is pictured below.

Public Health Education

Chimbote Public Health Education

Clinic Day 01

October 2, 2012 Main Comments Off

Chimbote Clinic Day 01

Telephone communications have been restored! JC arrived yesterday evening and worked them out. Helen called last night and said it was a good day.. Clinic “day one” was a success. Our public health education program will be set up today as yesterday there were sound issues. Seems we are in a room that echos… Gotta say if that is the worst I am hearing from the field …hats off to Tanya for a well planned mission… :-)

Mission Update… A Happy Sunday..

October 1, 2012 Main Comments Off

All is good here. Group is great, Mariana is awesome! Mass in our honor with youth group surprising us with Peruvian dance presentation. Took bus load of parishioners and youth group to beach today,everyone had fun.took lots of pictures. Some glitches, we did’t have transportation to bus and we paid for three taxis, very chaotic. Phone and card did not work and magic jack does not work at house, it all worked in Lima so a thing or two to work out. .. JC is coming up today to check it all out… All good, we are fine. Helen

Breakfast in Lima

September 29, 2012 Main Comments Off

The team arrived in Lima and made it over to Juan Carlos’s house ( 1:30 AM). Reports are that they enjoyed a light breakfast and are now heading out to the bus station. The bus ride is 6 to 7 hours so they should be in Chimbote by 7 PM. Father Jose will be providing transportation from the bus station to the mission site.

As an added bonus this year our team has a “local” US phone number they can be reached at or make calls from. Thx Juan Carlos for providing this and our mission cell phone service on this trip!

More updates from Chimbote as they come in… Time to get down to business… :-)

and they’re off…

September 28, 2012 Main Comments Off

The team departed from Minneapolis this morning. They will have a short layover in Atlanta. Then onto Lima arriving some time after 11 PM.

Juan Carlos will be meeting them at the airport. He has transportation and lodging set for the night.

In the morning some breakfast (which I am curious to hear about…) Then over to the bus station and on to Chimbote departing at noon arriving at six…

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...