World Water Day – “Water is Life”

Today is World Water Day, an initiative that came out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro recognizing the critical role that water plays in peoples’ lives.Mano a Mano has been working in partnership with local Bolivian communities since 2005 on water projects. Water is critical; as the […]

Chunavi Clinic

Mano a Mano is currently constructing a clinic in Chunavi, a small community north of La Paz, nestled more than 13,000 above sea level in some of the tallest mountains in South America. Site for the clinic; Andes mountains in the background As with all of our projects, the community signs an agreement with Mano […]

New Road Project in Bolivia

Mano a Mano is currently constructing a road that will connect the communities of Canon Verde and El Palmar in the department of Chuquisaca, Bolivia. Roads in Bolivia are either nonexistent or little more than flattened dirt paths, making travel difficult, slow, and often dangerous. Typical mountain road in Bolivia Roads are vital in improving […]

Emergency Air Rescues in 2010

One of Mano a Mano’s core programs in Bolivia is its aviation program. This is a critical component of our work due to the unique challenges of traveling in Bolivia. Bolivia has a very minimal road network. Only one two-lane roads connects the country

The Mano a Mano Model

One of the main things that differentiates Mano a Mano is the model that we use. Here we’ll briefly walk through the entire process for building a rural health clinic, although the model is very similar for all of our projects. First, the community in Bolivia approaches us to request a project. This is a […]