Exchanging Supplies with HERO Fargo

The Mano a Mano Surplus Program Collecting supplies destined for the landfill and distributing them throughout Bolivia, where we know they can be put to good use, is the program that started Mano a Mano in 1994: Exchanging Supplies with HERO Fargo Working with our staff in Bolivia, we are pretty careful in making sure […]

Thanks Pizza Pack Volunteers!

Thanks Pizza Pack Volunteers! Last night we had an open volunteer time to sort supplies at Mano a Mano; thanks to everyone that helped out! (For a schedule of upcoming events & activities like this one, check out our events calendar here.) From our Volunteer Warehouse Manager Ray: “A shout out this evening to all […]

Providing Wheelchairs, Walkers, and Medical Supplies to San Ignacio de Moxos, Beni, Bolivia

Providing Wheelchairs, Walkers, and Medical Supplies to San Ignacio de Moxos, Beni, Bolivia Yesterday, Mano a Mano staff gave about 880 pounds of medical supplies to the Municipality of San Ignacio de Moxos, Beni Department, Bolivia. These supplies included 50 boxes of medical supplies, as well as wheelchairs, crutches, and special small walkers that were […]

A Donation of School Supplies Arrived in San Ignacio de Moxos, Bolivia

A Donation of School Supplies Arrived in San Ignacio de Moxos, Bolivia The Municipality of San Ignacio de Moxos recently shared this post showing the donation of school supplies from Mano a Mano to communities throughout their Municipality. These school supplies were part of a recent shipment from Minnesota to Bolivia (learn more about our […]

A Beautiful Day To Be Working Outside

A Beautiful Day To Be Working Outside It’s a beautiful day to be working outside! Mano a Mano volunteers sorted donated supplies outside at the Mano a Mano warehouse this morning, which will be shipped to Bolivia in the next few months. Distributing Supplies in Bolivia Last Week A few times a year, Mano a […]

Thanks St. Kate’s Volunteers!

Thanks St. Kate’s Volunteers!

Putting Mano a Mano Supplies to Use in Bolivia: Rodrigo’s Broken Arm

The Medical Surplus Program is What Started Mano a Mano 20+ Years Ago Mano a Mano was started more than 20 years ago with the simple goal of saving surplus medical supplies from Minnesota landfills and sending them to Bolivia, where we knew that they were needed and could be put to good use. This […]

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 […]

“Beyond Sustainability” Travel to Omereque

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 Mano a Mano, and then attend Princeton beginning in the fall of […]

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 […]