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. […]

Guitarrani School Plaque

Guitarrani School Plaque Thanks to our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia for this nice plaque (our scanner reflects off the metal a little weird)! Our co-founder Segundo Velasquez just got back to Minnesota after a month in Bolivia, which included a trip to Bolivia with Rotary members to attend the dedication ceremony for this […]

Building a Well: Step-by-Step in Photos

Building a Well: Step-by-Step in Photos Water is a tremendous issue in Bolivia; in November 2016 the Bolivian government declared a national state of emergency due to the “worst drought in 25 years.” At least 172 of the country’s 339 municipalities (equivalent of U.S. counties) and more than 125,000 farming households have been affected, with […]

30 Pictures from a Donation of Medical Supplies in San Ignacio de Moxos

30 Pictures from a Donation of Medical Supplies in San Ignacio de Moxos These are a few pictures from the Municipality of San Ignacio de Moxos of a distribution of medical supplies from Mano a Mano in May (it took 2 Mano a Mano planes to transport these supplies). We are happy to see these supplies […]

Maldonado Water Project Update From Mano a Mano Co-Founder Segundo Velasquez

Maldonado Water Project Update From Mano a Mano Co-Founder Segundo Velasquez Mano a Mano Co-Founder Segundo Velasquez is currently in Bolivia as part of a trip that includes visits from Rotary Clubs and Twin Cities-area teachers. He recently visited one of Mano a Mano’s water projects in progress in Maldonado, and sent a few pictures along […]

Distributing Wheelchairs Every Saturday in Cochabamba

Mano a Mano’s Minnesota Surplus Program For 22+ years, Mano a Mano has collected millions of pounds of medical supplies in Minnesota – most of which would end up in the trash – and shipped them to Bolivia for distribution to Mano a Mano clinics, other organizations, and people in need. These shipments have included […]

New School Almost Complete in Guitarrani, Bolivia

New School Almost Complete in Guitarrani, Bolivia A new school project in the community of Guitarrani, Bolivia is about 98% complete! Mano a Mano staff and members from the Rotary Clubs that have supported this project are traveling to Bolivia to participate in the dedication ceremony of this new school later this month. The project […]