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 […]

Maldonado Water Project – Early August 2017 Update

Maldonado Water Project – Early August 2017 Update From our staff at our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo: All work in the nucleus of the levee has been completed.  All compacting in the area where top soil was removed has also been completed.  We are pleased that the levee has reached a half-meter […]

Mano a Mano Receives 4th Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Mano a Mano Receives 4th Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator We are happy to report that Mano a Mano received a 4-Star (out of 4 stars) Rating from Charity Navigator for the 4th consecutive year! Only 12% of charities reviewed have received at least 4 consecutive 4-star evaluations. You can learn more on Mano […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Maldonado Water Project Update – Late June 2017

Maldonado Water Project Update – Late June 2017 Mano a Mano co-founder Segundo Velasquez just got back from a trip to Bolivia, which included a site visit to our water project underway in Maldonado, Bolivia: I just came back from Bolivia.  I want to tell you that the Maldonado project is coming along quite well. […]