Sustainability of Mano a Mano Projects

Sustainability of Mano a Mano Projects

Mano a Mano has completed more than 300 projects, with a number of new projects underway at any given time. Every new project is a direct request from each community, and they are an active participant throughout the process. There are hundreds of communities on our waiting list for projects, and we are trying to meet the high demand as our resources allow us to.

But the most important aspect of these projects for Mano a Mano is the sustainability of projects that have been built; we want to ensure that anything that we build is used efficiently, is used for its intended purpose, and is in use for a long time. Every Mano a Mano project that has been built continues to be in operation.

One of Mano a Mano’s basic philosophies in our community-based development model is to provide the most basic needs for communities – clinics, schools, roads, water projects, aviation runways, agricultural tools and training – that can serve as a springboard for other projects. (For an example of this, watch this video about our road project in El Palmar, Bolivia.)

Children taking a boat for a ride on the Ucuchi Water Reservoir, part of the San Isidro Ecotourism Park. Photo Credit: Jose Rocha and Los Tiempos

Children taking a boat for a ride on the Ucuchi Water Reservoir, part of the San Isidro Ecotourism Park. Photo Credit: Jose Rocha and Los Tiempos

As part of a workshop, Mano a Mano staff demonstrate the microorganisms that live in different kinds of soil.

As part of a workshop at the CEA, Mano a Mano staff demonstrate the microorganisms that live in different kinds of soil.

2017 Annual Report

This post is excerpted from Mano a Mano’s 2017 Annual Report, which you can read in its entirety here.

2017 in Pictures (Click Here to View the Album in Facebook)



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