Mano a Mano Newsletter – November 2017

Mano a Mano Newsletter – November 2017

Get a quick snapshot of Mano a Mano activities in our monthly newsletter here.

Mano a Mano Blog Roundup: September-November 2017

Below are a few activities featured in our recent newsletter:

Give to the Max Day

Donating Supplies in Capinota, Bolivia, October 28, 2017. These supplies were shipped from Minnesota; your donation on Give to the Max Day will help more people like these get supplies that they are in desperate need of.

Donating Supplies in Capinota, Bolivia, October 28, 2017. These supplies were shipped from Minnesota; your donation on Give to the Max Day will help more people like these get supplies that they are in desperate need of.

Events at the Mano a Mano Office

  • Events at the Mano a Mano Office. Mano a Mano has 2 events coming up this month. Tomorrow, November 16th from 5-8pm we are hosting a Bar & Brownie Bake-Off. On Tuesday, November 28th from 5-8pm we are hosting a Soup & Sort volunteer session to sort donated medical supplies. Both events are at Mano a Mano (925 Pierce Butler Route, St. Paul, MN 55104). Please contact Carmen if you’re interested (carmen@manoamano.org).

3 Mano a Mano Planes, 3 Flights

  • 3 Mano a Mano Planes, 3 Flights. Mano a Mano’s volunteer warehouse manager Ray Wiedmeyer just got back from a trip to Bolivia with Mano a Mano co-founder Segundo Velasquez. While he was there, he took a lot of pictures and wrote about some of his experiences. On November 1st, 2017, Mano a Mano’s aviation program had a very busy day, which Ray wrote about: “It was a busy day at the Mano a Mano aviation program. All three planes were out doing the work. One was taking a mother, father, and baby home to the Amazon after being in Cochabamba for two months. The baby had a large cyst surgically removed from her neck; an operation that could not be done at a small clinic. Mano a Mano provided the free air transportation back and forth while a church group provided the temporary housing and funding for the medical care.”
One of the Mano a Mano flights preparing for takeoff on November 1, 2017.

One of the Mano a Mano flights preparing for takeoff on November 1, 2017.

Travel to Bolivia with Mano a Mano in March 2018

  • Travel to Bolivia with Mano a Mano in March 2018. Mano a Mano invites you to join us on a unique journey to Bolivia to see projects that accomplished our original vision and so much more. Click the link above for a travel packet with more information.
Travelers visiting a Mano a Mano clinic in Omereque during our March 2017 trip.

Travelers visiting a Mano a Mano clinic in Omereque during our March 2017 trip.

Building Wells in Omereque, Bolivia

The surface wells consist of digging a well near a river basin.

The surface wells consist of digging a well near a river basin.

Students Visiting the Center for Ecological Agriculture

Students visiting Mano a Mano's Center for Ecological Agriculture on October 2, 2017.

Students visiting Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture on October 2, 2017.

Education Minnesota Article – Minnesota Teachers Bring Training to Rural Bolivia

Mano a Mano Teacher Trip, June 2017

Mano a Mano Teacher Trip, June 2017

Work on the Road to San Lorenzo

  • Work on the Road to San Lorenzo. The 100 year flooding of 2014 in the tropical area of Beni devastated the minimal road and bridge infrastructure the communities of San Lorenzo and surrounding areas depended on. Even prior to this flooding, the community of San Lorenzo had been requesting assistance from Mano a Mano to build bridges and improve the road infrastructure the community of San Lorenzo relied on to access outside services. Mano a Mano’s heavy equipment has been in the area and responding to fix the damaged roadbed. The floods also washed away various bridges. Instead of building bridges, Mano a Mano personnel are installing cement rings (which were essentially donated from another project) as outlets for the water to escape under the roadbed.
Working on the road to San Lorenzo.

Working on the road to San Lorenzo.

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