Wirkini Water Reservoir is Full

 Wirkini Water Reservoir is Full Mano a Mano’s water reservoir in Wirkini, Bolivia – completed in October 2016 – is completely full of water right now and almost ready to overflow. The current levels are especially impressive considering that the community has already received multiple releases of water, and that Bolivia is in the midst […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Lori Wedeking

Volunteer Spotlight: Lori Wedeking During her professional career, Lori Wedeking worked for decades at the Minnesota Department of Health, and as a teacher at Winona State and Metro State’s nursing colleges. More recently she’s been a stalwart Mano a Mano volunteer, undertaking research on Bolivian health issues, but also taking up other necessary tasks, such as sorting medical supplies […]

Video: Wirkini Community Talks About Their New Water Reservoir

Video: Wirkini Community Talks About Their New Water Reservoir Mano a Mano completed a new water reservoir in Wirkini, Bolivia in October 2016, and the residents are excited for the possibilities that it brings to help them improve their yields, plant more crops, and ultimately improve their lives. Video Credit: William Wroblewski Mano a Mano Water […]

Video Tour: Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture in Cochabamba, Bolivia

Video Tour: Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture in Cochabamba, Bolivia Take a tour of our Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA) on the outskirts of Cochabamba, Bolivia with Mano a Mano agronomists Camila and Victor: Video Credit: William Wroblewski The CEA Has Grown Since its Inception in 2012 The CEA was started in 2012 with […]

Thanks MINN Volunteers!

Thanks MINN Volunteers! Last night we hosted a group of volunteers from the Minnesota International NGO Network at the Mano a Mano office/warehouse to sort & pack donated medical supplies, and we got a lot done! Here’s a note from Mano a Mano volunteer warehouse manager Ray: Amazing what 9 dedicated volunteers can do in […]

Municipality of San Ignacio de Moxos, Bolivia – Receiving Medical Supplies From Mano a Mano

Municipality of San Ignacio de Moxos, Bolivia – Receiving Medical Supplies From Mano a Mano The Municipality of San Ignacio de Moxos in the department of Beni, Bolivia shared this video showing the donation and reception of medical supplies from Mano a Mano for use in 32 health centers in the area, including Hospital 3 […]

Sorting Supplies at the Mano a Mano Warehouse in Cochabamba

Sorting Supplies at the Mano a Mano Warehouse in Cochabamba Mano a Mano staff & volunteers ‘taking advantage’ of the national holiday to sort supplies! These supplies were sent from Minnesota late last year, and are sorted and organized by Mano a Mano for distribution to people and organizations in need throughout Bolivia. We just […]

Mid-February Update from the Center for Ecological Agriculture by Volunteer Lindsay Emi

Mid-February Update from the Center for Ecological Agriculture by Volunteer Lindsay Emi Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Lindsay Emi. Lindsay is a writer and student from Los Angeles, California. She is eighteen years old and a volunteer from Princeton University’s Bridge Year Program in Bolivia. She will spend six months in Cochabamba volunteering with […]

14 Photos: Starting Work on a New Water Project in Maldonado, Bolivia

14 Photos: Starting Work on a New Water Project in Maldonado, Bolivia Mano a Mano staff is starting work on a new water project in Maldonado, Bolivia. As with many of our projects, the working conditions are difficult: it is about 14,000 feet above sea level, and it is cold, wet, and windy. With the […]

“With Water, We Can Improve Life For Our Families”

“With Water, We Can Improve Life For Our Families” Mano a Mano worked with the community of Sancayani, a rural Bolivian community high in the Andes mountains 14,000 feet above sea level, to build a water reservoir that can improve family nutrition and income for 9,600 Bolivians. This water project consists of two large water […]