#FlashbackFriday – Joan Velasquez Wins Sargent Shriver Award

#FlashbackFriday – Joan Velasquez Wins Sargent Shriver Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Service Almost exactly 8 years ago, Mano a Mano co-founder Joan Velasquez was awarded the Sargent Shriver Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Service for her work with Mano a Mano. The award is given by the National Peace Corps Association to a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer […]

2 Upcoming Events at Mano a Mano This Weekend

2 Upcoming Events at Mano a Mano This Weekend This is just a reminder that Mano a Mano has 2 events taking place on Saturday and Sunday – this upcoming weekend – that you are welcome to attend. More information for both events is below. We hope to see you there! Book Reading & Discussion […]

Volunteers Prepare Donated Medical Supplies For Distribution in Bolivia

Editor’s Note: The post below was written by Sam Klein, a volunteer from the US that will be working with Mano a Mano Internacional in Bolivia for the next few months. This is Sam’s fourth post (CLICK HERE to read the first one about their first few weeks with Oxford students at the CEA, CLICK HERE to read […]

Farmers Visiting Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture for Eco-Education

Editor’s Note: The post below was written by Sam Klein, a volunteer from the US that will be working with Mano a Mano Internacional in Bolivia for the next few months. This is Sam’s third post (CLICK HERE to read the first one about their first few weeks with Oxford students at the CEA, and CLICK […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Dianne Van Goor

Volunteer Spotlight: Dianne Van Goor You could say that Dianne Van Goor got started on the path toward becoming a Mano a Mano volunteer 72 years ago, when she met Mano co-founder Joan Velasquez at the age of three. “We’ve been close all through our lives,” she says now. “It’s been a friendship with a […]

Mano a Mano’s Winter Greenhouse Construction Project is Halfway Complete

Editor’s Note: The post below was written by Sam Klein, a volunteer from the US that will be working with Mano a Mano Internacional in Bolivia for the next few months. This is Sam’s second post (CLICK HERE to read the first one about their first few weeks with Oxford students at the CEA). We […]

Join Us For Mano a Mano Co-Founder Joan Velasquez’s Retirement Party on October 2nd

Join Us For Mano a Mano Co-Founder Joan Velasquez’s Retirement Party on Sunday, October 2nd After 22+ years of pro bono, full-time volunteer work, Joan is ‘retiring’ from the day-to-day Mano a Mano management team at the end of this year. Help us honor Joan and celebrate her tremendous dedication on Sunday, October 2nd, from […]

Book Reading & Discussion on October 1st at Mano a Mano Office

Book Reading & Discussion on October 1st at Mano a Mano Office Mano a Mano is hosting a book reading on Saturday, October 1st from 10-11:30 am. Mary Martin, the author of Mano a Mano’s second book La Familia: An International Love Story will be reading from the book and talking about the process of getting […]

Belarus to Bolivia and Back

Post From Mano a Mano Volunteer Ray Mano a Mano super-volunteer Ray recently shared this story about a donation of supplies we had received but couldn’t really use ourselves. Belarus to Bolivia and Back We occasionally get donations at Mano a Mano that don’t quite meet our needs. In this case we had received two Special Needs […]

1,183 People Have Visited Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture in 2016

1,183 People Have Visited Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture in 2016 Last Thursday, August 25th, 88 students from the Unidad Educativa Ciudad del Niño school visited Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA). This visit brings the total number of visitors to the CEA to 1,183 people in 2016. (There were 1,694 visitors […]