Thank you for choosing to support Mano a Mano! Your donation makes it possible for us to improve the lives of thousands of Bolivians.
Make a General Donation in the Form on the Right
Our online payments are processed by Razoo.com; please fill out the form on the right of this page to make your contribution.
CLICK THIS LINK to Make a Designated Donation or Donate in Honor of Someone (and follow the instructions below):
If you’re interested in:
- making a monthly or regularly scheduled contribution
- donating in honor of someone
- designating your donation for a specific cause or project (e.g. distributing medical supplies, building a school, clinic, road, or water project, emergency air rescue)
Please visit our full donation page on Razoo.com. (Adding designations and dedications is on the second page AFTER you select a donation amount and click the “Donate” button.
If you are having trouble, or made a donation and weren’t able to designate it as you wanted, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will be sure to designate it as you intended.)
Your Donation Pays for Infrastructure Projects, Training, and Services that Improve Bolivian Communities’ Lives
We work in communities that have little to no access to the most basic services necessary for a decent standard of living -education, health, transportation, sanitation, water - and build infrastructure projects that will be there for the long-term.
Small Budget, Big Results
Mano a Mano has been committing to doing as much as possible with a very limited budget. In the US, we have a small staff of 3, supporting our programs in Bolivia that are implemented and run by Bolivians. We are able to construct so many infrastructure projects each year because of our collaborative approach which brings together our staff and volunteers in both countries, the local communities, and local/national governments to achieve shared goals.
Measurable Success – Improved Income and Nutrition, Decreased Infant Mortality, Reduced Travel Time
Our water projects provide a means to store water long-term, which is critical in communities where the rainy season lasts 2 months, and improve crop harvests. Water projects also greatly contribute to improved diets; farmers are now able to grow fruits and vegetables.
Mano a Mano road projects allow isolated communities to take advantage of increased crop harvests by transporting them to city markets and also dramatically reduce travel time.
Mano a Mano clinics have remarkably improved child mortality outcomes – on average the rural child mortality rate in Bolivia is 8%, and in our clinics it is 0.48% - a 94% reduction.
You can learn more about our results here.
Why Your Donation is So Important
Every project that we do in Bolivia starts with a request from a community for a need that they have identified (clinic, school, road, etc.). They are heavily involved in the project, from volunteer labor to taking over administration upon completion to providing a portion of the funding – anywhere from 33% to 100% of some projects!
But we can only do each project with seed money from you. Your donation kick-starts the entire process and allows Mano a Mano to begin work on a project; having a base of funding in place motivates all groups involved to see that their hoped-for project can become a reality, and pushes them to do their part.
There are many communities in Bolivia that are on our waiting list for a project. With your support we can reach one more of these communities and provide quality projects that dramatically improve their lives.
Other Ways to Support Mano a Mano
There are other ways that you can support Mano a Mano; if you are interested in any of the following or would like more information please feel free to contact us:
- Gift of stock
- Estate planning
- Monthly contribution (select from the drop-down box under “Make a Donation”)
- Sponsor a project (fundraise for a specific project)
- Host a fundraising event or informational session with friends/family, church, or organization
- Search for in-kind donations