Donating Medical Supplies to Senior Living Homes in La Paz and Oruro

Donating Medical Supplies to Senior Living Homes in La Paz and Oruro Yesterday Mano a Mano staff & volunteers donated medical supplies and equipment, including wheelchairs, walkers, and crutches, to 2 senior living homes located in La Paz and Oruro. Shipped Over 200,000 Pounds of Supplies to Bolivia This Year This year, we have shipped […]

Discussion on Climate Change in South America

Discussion on Climate Change in South America You are invited to a talk by Jeff La Frenierre about the effects of climate change in South America at 7:15 PM on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Unity Church-Unitarian (733 Portland Ave, St. Paul). Jeff is a professor in Geography and Environmental Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College and has been doing […]

Distributing Wheelchairs and Supplies in Capinota, Bolivia

Distributing Wheelchairs and Supplies in Capinota, Bolivia We have been distributing medical supplies and equipment in Bolivia throughout this week – yesterday Mano a Mano staff and volunteers were at the Centro Integral de Caramarca, in Capinota, to donate wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, and supplies to people in need. Shipping Millions of Pounds of Supplies since […]

Building Wells in Omereque, Bolivia

Building Wells in Omereque, Bolivia In small, isolated rural Bolivian communities, water is a challenge even in the best of times; the rainy season lasts 2-3 months, and the rest of the year is very dry. The past 2 years have seen severe droughts throughout the country (last year a state of emergency was declared […]

Congratulations Sister Marilyn Lacey – Opus Prize 2017 Winner!

Congratulations Sister Marilyn Lacey – Opus Prize 2017 Winner! Congratulations to Sister Marilyn Lacey, who won the 2017 Opus Prize last week at the annual Opus Prize event, held this year at Regis University! From the Regis University website: “Lacey founded Mercy Beyond Borders in 2008 to bring dignity to women and girls in South Sudan […]

Thanks Bridge View School for the Wheelchairs

Thanks Bridge View School for the Wheelchairs Thanks Bridge View School for the donation of child’s wheelchairs today! These wheelchairs will be included in our next shipment of supplies from St. Paul to Bolivia; once they arrive in Bolivia they are distributed to people in need throughout the country. Distributing Wheelchairs in Bolivia Here’s a […]

70 Students from Unidad Educativa Santa Luisa de Marillac Visit the Center for Ecological Agriculture

70 Students from Unidad Educativa Santa Luisa de Marillac Visit the Center for Ecological Agriculture Yesterday, 70 Students from the Unidad Educativa Santa Luisa de Marillac visited Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture. The Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA) provides low-cost, low-tech training for rural Bolivian farmers; as part of its training it also […]

Princeton University Bridge Year Students Visit the Center for Ecological Agriculture

Princeton University Bridge Year Students Visit the Center for Ecological Agriculture We were happy to have students from this year’s Princeton University Bridge Year Bolivia program stop by Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA) on Friday! Working with Lindsay from Princeton’s 2016-2017 Program Mano a Mano had the good fortune to have Lindsay […]

Alternative Gifts Catalog: Recycle to Equip a Hospital

Alternative Gifts Catalog: Recycle to Equip a Hospital Mano a Mano has participated in the Alternative Gifts International Catalog for more than a decade. Our project this year is focusing on sending much-needed medical supplies and equipment to health organizations in Bolivia’s remote tropics regions. About Alternative Gifts From the Alternative Gifts website: “The gifts […]

Thanks Volunteers in Action!

Thanks Volunteers in Action! Thanks to the volunteers from the St. Catherine University Volunteers in Action (VIA) group last night! From the St. Kate’s website: “VIA supports a balance of charity and justice. By offering regular longer-term volunteer opportunities to students, VIA engages volunteers in the community and culture of the places they serve.” Also, […]