Ucuchi Water Reservoir – Part of the San Isidro Ecotourism Park

Ucuchi Water Reservoir – Part of the San Isidro Ecotourism Park Mano a Mano completed its first water reservoir project in 2005 in Ucuchi, a community just outside of Cochabamba. 3,600 people directly benefit from the project. In its first year after completion, 640 hectares of land were being irrigated, as opposed to 250 hectares […]

15 Photos from Mano a Mano’s 8th Annual Festival on July 23, 2017

15 Photos from Mano a Mano’s 8th Annual Festival on July 23, 2017 On Sunday, July 23rd, Mano a Mano hosted our 8th annual festival – held for the first time at our office/warehouse in Saint Paul, Minnesota. We were excited to be able to show people firsthand how Minnesota surplus supplies transform lives in […]

Maldonado Water Project Update – Late July 2017

Maldonado Water Project Update – Late July 2017 These are photos of additional work taking place re-compacting the “nucleo” of the reservoir wall for Maldonado. This is the third and last section. Soon we will be at level ground for the entire levee. At that point we will start to see visual progress. Maldonado Water […]

7 Events, 7 Successful Projects

7 Events, 7 Successful Projects Mano a Mano has hosted 7 annual celebration events, with our 8th event on Sunday, July 23 at Mano a Mano’s office/warehouse in St. Paul, Minnesota. Each year we have a selected project to support with proceeds from the event, and each year we have met our goal to be […]

31 Pictures from Minnesota Teacher Trip to Bolivia – June 2017

31 Pictures from Minnesota Teacher Trip to Bolivia – June 2017 In June 2017, Minnesota teachers traveled to Bolivia to visit rural Bolivian schools and view teaching methods, develop curriculum with their teachers, learn how they keep parents involved, and have an opportunity to interact with them in informal as well as classroom settings. We […]

Thanks DeLaSalle Volunteers!

Thanks DeLaSalle Volunteers! Thanks to the students from DeLaSalle High School that volunteered at Mano a Mano this morning! And thanks to St. Kate’s Community Work & Learning for making the connection. Everything they sorted will be included in our next shipment to Bolivia, where they will be distributed to people & organizations in need throughout the country. From […]

5 New Pictures From the Maldonado Water Project

Ivo Velasquez from our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo recently sent 5 new pictures from the Maldonado water reservoir. One third of the levee foundation, or “keyway” channel,  has been filled, and is ready to build the levee wall on top of it. The two other portions are coming along; soon the whole […]

Livestream – Distributing 90,000 Pounds of Medical Supplies Today

Livestream – Distributing 90,000 Pounds of Medical Supplies Today Mano a Mano is livestreaming the distribution of donated medical supplies today in Cochabamba, Bolivia. More than 60 organizations, including public hospitals are coming to pick up medical supplies and equipment today. We expect that about 90,000 pounds will be distributed today. Check out the livestream […]