Solidarity Bridge is a collaborative effort. We rely on a vast web of talents and hands to do our work, including our skilled U.S. missioners, eager partner professionals and hospitals in Bolivia and Paraguay, generous donors, energetic volunteers, focused staffs in both our US and Bolivia offices, committed Board, and all those who pray and cheer us on. Thanks to each and every one of you who, in the truest embodiment of solidarity, have made the following accomplishments possible.
We have been touched by the beauty and strength of the people we serve. They have demonstrated the true meaning of compassion, respect, and faith, and in them, we have seen the power of humility and human dignity. While we go to Bolivia and Paraguay to heal and empower those in need, we have found that we are healed and empowered in return.
Select any of the following patient names to read about how Solidarity Bridge has impacted their lives through our various medical programs.
Our tallies of patients directly served fall far short of revealing our true impact. The focus of each Solidarity Bridge program on empowering Bolivian and Paraguayan professionals and institutions allows our impact to multiply through the innumerable additional patients who benefit from the upgraded skills of our partner physicians and equipment and supplies in our partner hospitals. Solidarity Bridge chooses each of our partners based not only on their skill sets and capacities, but also on their shared drive to use those resources and gifts in solidarity with the poor. We, in turn, are impacted by their selfless commitment and vocation.
We are proud to share below the stories of just one partner surgeon chosen from each of our programs. Select any partner name to read more.
What is the heart and soul of true solidarity? Solidarity Bridge trains and equips medical communities, empowering them to serve those in need. This video delves into the spiritual foundations of this work.
This short film shows how Solidarity Bridge has been training and equiping medical communities in Bolivia, empowering them to serve those in need.
View our 2013 Grand Prize Winning video from the American Airlines "Flights, Camera, Action" contest for non-profits. In just one minute, you will see a glimpse of what Solidarity Bridge is accomplishing in healthcare for the poorest countries in South America. 1 min
A moving series of portraits from the town of Aiquile, Bolivia, site of a joint Solidarity Bridge and Doctors Without Borders project in the battle against Chagas. 2 min 6 sec
Two American doctors in Bolivia on a surgery mission seek the true meaning of solidarity. Their emotional encounter with two patients challenges and heals both doctors and patients. 16 min 30 sec
U.S. and Bolivian neurosurgeons collaborate to save and transform lives through Solidarity Bridge. Working as a team, they stand in solidarity as they encounter both heartbreak and joy. 8 min 45 sec
Aurora and Mario, Bolivian subsistence farmers, struggle to make ends meet as Aurora's heart worsens. Solidarity Bridge gives her a life saving pacemaker surgery. 14 min 5 sec
Here’s a short video about Solidarity Bridge. A nonprofit organization that channels the medical and business expertise of professionals to aid those living in poverty in Bolivia and Paraguay. 10 min 16 sec
On the frontlines against Chagas in partnership with Doctors Without Borders. It's time to break the deadly silence about Chagas, a devastating parasitic disease spread by a beetle that infests Bolivia's rural homes. 10 min 11 sec