Although we are trying to be as self-sufficient as possible by using only machines, materials and personnel from Bolivia we are still finding it nearly impossible to acquire the following material:
- Hip joints
- Prosthetic socks
- Expulsion valves
- Stainless steel nuts and bolts
If you want to send physical donations, such as the above material or prosthetic parts, either from yourself or your company, please first contact us and then we will give you more details on how best to get those items to us. We can work with the Bolivian embassy in your country to get the usual customs duties waived. Unfortunately we usually are unable to help with the cost of shipping, but we can recommend a relatively low cost courier (Courier Bolivia, in Arlington, VA) that will send packages to us for $8 per pound. For small packages the USPS provides a fairly reasonable cost and reliable service to Bolivia. Delivery usually takes about 2 weeks.