Community Greenhouses in Sacabamba

Community Greenhouses in Sacabamba Over the summer, Mano a Mano has been working on completing 3 large community greenhouses in Sacabamba, Bolivia. Each community greenhouse is the equivalent of 7-8 normal greenhouses. This project has been a collaboration between Mano a Mano, the municipal government of Sacabamba, the local community, and volunteers from Oxford Development […]

Food Stability for Bolivian Farmers – Alternative Gifts

Food Stability for Bolivian Farmers – Alternative Gifts Mano a Mano is happy to be included in the Alternative Gifts International Catalog this year. View our Project Page on Alternative Gifts International here. Mano a Mano’s Project Page on Alternative Gifts – More Information Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in South America. Many […]

A Look Back At What We Did in 2017 – Mano a Mano 2017 Annual Report

A Look Back At What We Did in 2017 – Mano a Mano 2017 Annual Report Mano a Mano’s biggest strength is our community-based partnership model – bringing many people together to accomplish things that none of us could do on our own. Every activity, every project new or old, every event, depends on the dedication & […]

204 Greenhouses Built in Rural Bolivia

204 Greenhouses Built in Rural Bolivia Over the past few years, Mano a Mano has partnered with rural Bolivian farmers to construct 204 greenhouses. Each is projected to last for 20 years with minimal maintenance. Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA) To help farmers increase crop production over the long-term, Mano a Mano constructed an agricultural […]

Food for Thought: Mano a Mano Workshop #5 in Japo, Bolivia

Editors Note: This article was written by Morgan Harden, a recent graduate of Kenyon College. She has degrees in Spanish Literature and English, with a creative writing emphasis, which she uses to write, translate, and share stories. Drawn to its story and collaborative model, she began volunteering remotely for Mano a Mano after her graduation. This […]

Practical Session: Harvesting Radishes in Bolivia

Practical Session: Harvesting Radishes in Bolivia Watch a brief video of women harvesting radishes as part of the practical session of an agricultural training workshop at Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA) last week: Mano a Mano hosts workshops at the CEA regularly on a variety of topics, with the goal of helping […]

One Family’s Greenhouse in Huayco Arriba, Bolivia

One Family’s Greenhouse in Huayco Arriba, Bolivia Justinano’s wife said that before they built the greenhouse, Don Justiniano would say “I am not an animal to eat greens; why would I waste my time on building a greenhouse?” Now that we have a greenhouse that I am tending to (along with my son’s help with watering), what we […]

Oxford Development Abroad Volunteers in Tapacari, Bolivia – 2015

Oxford Development Abroad Volunteers in Tapacari, Bolivia – 2015 These are a few pictures from the group of volunteers from Oxford Development Abroad (ODA) that worked with Mano a Mano in August/September 2015 (learn more about ODA on their website). Last year’s project was focused on building greenhouses for rural farm families to improve food security and […]

Today is World Food Day

What is World Food Day? October 16th is World Food Day – a day of action against hunger. (CLICK THIS LINK to learn much more about World Food Day.) 2014 World Food Day Theme: Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth The theme for 2014 is family farming, something that is very important to […]

Distributing Food and Supplies in Jironkota

Distributing Food and Supplies in Jironkota In July, Mano a Mano collaborated with Zakat Foundation of America (ZF) to distribute more than 50 pounds of food and supplies each to 106 families in the community of Jironkota in Bolivia. Mano a Mano supplemented the food packages whose purchase was funded by ZF with peanut butter and donated […]