Thanks Mano a Mano Volunteers – April 2017

Thanks Mano a Mano Volunteers – April 2017 With a small staff, Mano a Mano depends on volunteers in everything that we do. Just over the past week, here are a few of the groups that have helped out: The Unity Church Community Outreach Mano a Mano Team held their monthly meeting at the Mano […]

MELA and Mano a Mano Bolivia Conclude 10th International Course on Acute Care

MELA and Mano a Mano Bolivia Conclude 10th International Course on Acute Care Medical Educators for Latin America (MELA) and our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia just wrapped up their 10th international course on acute care for medical professionals in Bolivia in March. From MELA’s Newsletter: “A MELA team of 20 volunteers made the […]

Shop Amazon Smile Today and Donate 5% to Mano Mano

Shop Amazon Smile Today and Donate 5% to Mano Mano Amazon is celebrating its #1 ranking in customer satisfaction by the ACSI! Today, March 16, Amazon will donate 5% (10 times the usual donation rate) of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to Mano A Mano International Partners. Get started at smile.amazon.com/ch/41-1796971.

Congratulations Sarah Lance – Opus Prize 2016 Winner!

Congratulations Sarah Lance – Opus Prize 2016 Winner! Congratulations to Sarah Lance, who won the 2016 Opus Prize last night at the annual Opus Prize event, held this year at Creighton University! Sarah is the co-founder of Sari Bari, an organization based in Kolkata, India. Sari Bari provides dozens of women who had been ensnared in […]

Culturally Competent Social Work Practice

Culturally Competent Social Work Practice This presentation on working bi-culturally and providing culturally competent social work practice was given by Mano a Mano co-founder Joan Velasquez, Ph.D. to a Twin Cities-area clinic recently. Joan’s social work background has had a huge influence on Mano a Mano’s community-based partnership model; as Joan says: “Mano a Mano’s […]

Volunteer Spotlight – Ray Wiedmeyer

Volunteer Spotlight – Ray Wiedmeyer What Ray Does For Mano a Mano Ray manages the Mano a Mano warehouse, overseeing the volunteers who sort and pack donated materials. It’s a dizzying array, ranging from simple and easily understood equipment such as canes, walkers and sutures, to complex diagnostic tools, boats, clothing, furniture and more. From there Ray gets […]

New School Project in Kichka Mokho Almost Complete

New School Project in Kichka Mokho Almost Complete Mano a Mano’s newest school project in Kichka Mokho, Bolivia is nearly complete! These are a few construction pictures from our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia that we received this week about the rapid progress being made on the new school. Kichka Mokho is a small […]

Our Story, and How You Can Help

Our Story, and How You Can Help Check out our most recent slideshow on Slideshare that provides an overview of Mano a Mano. Learn more about Mano a Mano – why we started, our programs, why we work in rural Bolivia, how we work (which is very important for us) – and learn how you can […]

Happy 90th Birthday to a Very Special Volunteer!

Happy 90th Birthday to a Very Special Volunteer! On July 4th, 2016, we celebrate Gloria MacRae’s 90th birthday. Gloria is one of Mano a Mano’s most dedicated volunteers and has been involved since the beginning; she made a $25 donation to Mano a Mano during our first year in 1994 and then, as she says, […]

6 Reasons To Attend ‘Back to Our Roots’ Event on April 23rd (Tickets Available Until Tuesday, April 19th)

 6 Reasons To Attend ‘Back to Our Roots’ Event on April 23rd (Tickets Available Until Tuesday, April 19th) Join Mano a Mano on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 for our 7th annual event ‘Festival Bolivia 2016 – Back to Our Roots: Branching Out to Our MN Neighbors’ at the Earle Brown Heritage Center. Get your tickets […]