Distributing Supplies in Bolivia with the Mano a Mano Plane

Distributing Supplies in Bolivia with the Mano a Mano Plane In Minnesota, Mano a Mano collects donated surplus supplies like crutches, wheelchairs, medical & school supplies. We ship these supplies to Bolivia, where they are distributed to Mano a Mano projects and other organizations throughout Bolivia. We have distributed more than 3.5 million pounds since […]

Thanks Cumberland, WI Urban Immersion Volunteers

Thanks Cumberland, WI Urban Immersion Volunteers Thanks to the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches Urban Immersion volunteers from Cumberland High School in Cumberland, Wisconsin that sorted and packed supplies this morning! These supplies will be included in our next shipment to Bolivia, where they will be distributed to Mano a Mano programs and other organizations throughout the country. The […]

Why I Volunteer – Bob Lundgren

Why I Volunteer – Bob Lundgren Below is a brief interview with Bob Lundgren, a longtime Mano a Mano supporter, about why he volunteers with Mano a Mano. Over the next few months we are going to be sharing a number of ‘Why I Volunteer’ stories, to highlight some of the wonderful people that truly […]

Providing Access to Water in Wirkini, Bolivia

Providing Access to Water in Wirkini, Bolivia Work continues on Mano a Mano’s large-scale water reservoir in Wirkini, Bolivia. Wirkini is a small community located in the Province of Tiraque, Department of Cochabamba, and is about 12,700 feet above sea level in the Bolivian Altiplano. The reservoir will provide irrigation water to at least 341 […]

World Food Day 2015

World Food Day 2015 – What is World Food Day? October 16th is World Food Day – a day of action against hunger. From the World Food Day USA website (CLICK THIS LINK to learn much more about World Food Day): “Why care about hunger? Because the right to food is a basic human right. In a world of […]

10 Photos from the Center for Ecological Agriculture

10 Photos from the Center for Ecological Agriculture Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA) has had more than 1,100 visitors so far this year, and has also hosted 8 workshops covering a variety of different topics, from sustainable development to natural ways to deal with pests to the impact of climate change in […]

Minnesota & Bolivia Teacher’s Workshop – June 2015

Minnesota & Bolivia Teacher’s Workshop – June 2015 In June 2015, 11 Minnesota teachers traveled to Bolivia with Mano a Mano to participate in a 9-day teacher’s workshop with Bolivian teachers. During the trip, teachers visited rural Bolivian schools, shadowed and presented workshops for their teachers and had an opportunity to interact with them in […]

Improving the Road From San Luis to San Lorenzo

Improving the Road From San Luis to San Lorenzo Our co-founder Segundo Velasquez is currently in Bolivia, and he recently visited San Lorenzo. He sent the following note yesterday about his visit: Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo personnel are fixing the road from San Luis to San Lorenzo. Workers are doing a wonderful and beautiful […]

Volunteer Opportunities in October & November 2015

Volunteer Opportunities in October & November 2015 Interested in helping reduce waste in Minnesota while making a difference in thousands of Bolivians’ lives? You are welcome to stop by Mano a Mano (925 Pierce Butler Route, St. Paul, MN 55104) to volunteer and help sort & pack donated surplus supplies at any of the following […]

Visiting the Wirkini Water Reservoir

Visiting the Wirkini Water Reservoir Our co-founder Segundo Velasquez is currently in Bolivia, and he recently stopped by our current water project under construction – a water reservoir in Wirkini, Bolivia. He sent the following note about his visit: I visited the Wirkini project and continue to be amazed at the commitment and dedication of […]