Maldonado Water Project Update – Late June 2017

Maldonado Water Project Update – Late June 2017 Mano a Mano co-founder Segundo Velasquez just got back from a trip to Bolivia, which included a site visit to our water project underway in Maldonado, Bolivia: I just came back from Bolivia.  I want to tell you that the Maldonado project is coming along quite well. […]

Guitarrani School Plaque

Guitarrani School Plaque Thanks to our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia for this nice plaque (our scanner reflects off the metal a little weird)! Our co-founder Segundo Velasquez just got back to Minnesota after a month in Bolivia, which included a trip to Bolivia with Rotary members to attend the dedication ceremony for this […]

A Look Back At What We Did in 2016 – Mano a Mano 2016 Annual Report

A Look Back At What We Did in 2016 – Mano a Mano 2016 Annual Report Mano a Mano’s biggest strength is our community-based partnership model – bringing many people together to accomplish things that none of us could do on our own. Every activity, every project new or old, every event, depends on the dedication & […]

Building a Well: Step-by-Step in Photos

Building a Well: Step-by-Step in Photos Water is a tremendous issue in Bolivia; in November 2016 the Bolivian government declared a national state of emergency due to the “worst drought in 25 years.” At least 172 of the country’s 339 municipalities (equivalent of U.S. counties) and more than 125,000 farming households have been affected, with […]

30 Pictures from a Donation of Medical Supplies in San Ignacio de Moxos

30 Pictures from a Donation of Medical Supplies in San Ignacio de Moxos These are a few pictures from the Municipality of San Ignacio de Moxos of a distribution of medical supplies from Mano a Mano in May (it took 2 Mano a Mano planes to transport these supplies). We are happy to see these supplies […]

Maldonado Water Project Update From Mano a Mano Co-Founder Segundo Velasquez

Maldonado Water Project Update From Mano a Mano Co-Founder Segundo Velasquez Mano a Mano Co-Founder Segundo Velasquez is currently in Bolivia as part of a trip that includes visits from Rotary Clubs and Twin Cities-area teachers. He recently visited one of Mano a Mano’s water projects in progress in Maldonado, and sent a few pictures along […]

Distributing Wheelchairs Every Saturday in Cochabamba

Mano a Mano’s Minnesota Surplus Program For 22+ years, Mano a Mano has collected millions of pounds of medical supplies in Minnesota – most of which would end up in the trash – and shipped them to Bolivia for distribution to Mano a Mano clinics, other organizations, and people in need. These shipments have included […]

New School Almost Complete in Guitarrani, Bolivia

New School Almost Complete in Guitarrani, Bolivia A new school project in the community of Guitarrani, Bolivia is about 98% complete! Mano a Mano staff and members from the Rotary Clubs that have supported this project are traveling to Bolivia to participate in the dedication ceremony of this new school later this month. The project […]

Building the Levee Wall for the Maldonado Water Reservoir

Building the Levee Wall for the Maldonado Water Reservoir The work of removing unwanted soil – in the area where the levee wall will be built for this reservoir – has been cleared and dug out/in about 4-5 meters deep along the whole way of the levee. When completed, this project will make it possible […]