Volunteer Spotlight: Richard and Susan Eyre

Volunteer Spotlight: Richard and Susan Eyre By their description, Richard and Susan Eyre are “retirement wannabes,” who haven’t quite gotten there yet. The Woodstock, Illinois couple run a dwarf conifer nursery, Rich’s Foxwillow Pines Nursery, and manage rental property that they own. But Richard’s stint as a 1960s Peace Corps volunteer set the stage for the couple’s […]

New School Underway in Guitarrani, Bolivia

New School Underway in Guitarrani, Bolivia A new school project in the community of Guitarrani, Bolivia is about 35% complete! The project will include 3 classrooms, a teacher housing unit, and bathrooms. The new school will be a much more comfortable learning environment for the students, and a more comfortable working environment for the teachers. Guitarrani […]

Thanks St. Kate’s Volunteers!

Thanks St. Kate’s Volunteers!

Putting Mano a Mano Supplies to Use in Bolivia: Rodrigo’s Broken Arm

The Medical Surplus Program is What Started Mano a Mano 20+ Years Ago Mano a Mano was started more than 20 years ago with the simple goal of saving surplus medical supplies from Minnesota landfills and sending them to Bolivia, where we knew that they were needed and could be put to good use. This […]

Thanks Mano a Mano Volunteers – April 2017

Thanks Mano a Mano Volunteers – April 2017 With a small staff, Mano a Mano depends on volunteers in everything that we do. Just over the past week, here are a few of the groups that have helped out: The Unity Church Community Outreach Mano a Mano Team held their monthly meeting at the Mano […]

MELA and Mano a Mano Bolivia Conclude 10th International Course on Acute Care

MELA and Mano a Mano Bolivia Conclude 10th International Course on Acute Care Medical Educators for Latin America (MELA) and our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia just wrapped up their 10th international course on acute care for medical professionals in Bolivia in March. From MELA’s Newsletter: “A MELA team of 20 volunteers made the […]

Mano a Mano Book Reading at Metro State Tomorrow

Mano a Mano Book Reading at Metro State Tomorrow (April 11, 2017) Segundo Velasquez (’92), Metropolitan State University’s 2000 Alum of the year, will participate with Dr. Mary Martin, Professor Emerita in reading and signing Dr. Martin’s book, La Familia: An International Love Story, that recounts the improbable love story of Segundo, his wife, Joan […]

“Beyond Sustainability” Travel to Omereque

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Lindsay Emi. Lindsay is a writer and student from Los Angeles, California. She is eighteen years old and a volunteer from Princeton University’s Bridge Year Program in Bolivia. She will spend six months in Cochabamba volunteering with Mano a Mano, and then attend Princeton beginning in the fall of […]

Workshop Topics at the Center for Ecological Agriculture

Workshop Topics at the Center for Ecological Agriculture One of the focus programs at Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture is providing training workshops for rural Bolivian communities that help improve their farming knowledge & techniques. Our staff at Mano a Mano Internacional has put together the banners below that they use during their […]

Water is More than 50 Feet Deep in the Wirkini Reservoir

Water is More than 50 Feet Deep in the Wirkini Reservoir The water in Mano a Mano’s water reservoir in Wirkini, Bolivia is nearly overflowing, and is over 50 feet deep: When the project was dedicated in October 2016 it was 20 feet deep: Farmers in the community have had ample water for their crops; […]