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 […]

Visit to Tapacarí: Greenhouses & Workshops to Improve Nutrition (March 7-8, 2017)

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 […]

Water Ponds in Omereque, Bolivia

Water Ponds in Omereque, Bolivia Mano a Mano staff traveled to 4 communities in the municipality of Omereque, Bolivia on December 19-21 to provide environmental education workshops, and visit some of the water ponds (atajados) that Mano a Mano has built in the area. In 2010, Mano a Mano built 153 atajados, or small water ponds, […]

An In-Depth Look at CEA’s On-Site Agricultural Training Workshops

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 […]

Climate Change & Sustainable Agriculture Workshop for Bolivian Farmers

Climate Change & Sustainable Agriculture Workshop for Bolivian Farmers 21 farmers participated in a 2-day workshop a few days ago at Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA) in Cochabamba, Bolivia to learn about topics related to climate change and sustainable agriculture. The purpose of the CEA is to provide low-cost, low-tech training & […]

104 Greenhouses in Tapacari, Bolivia

104 Greenhouses in Tapacari, Bolivia Our staff in Bolivia recently sent us this sign that is being installed along the road to Jironkota, Bolivia to recognize the 104 greenhouses that have been built by Mano a Mano – in partnership with the communities and many supporters –  in 8 communities in the Tapacari area. Greenhouses […]

Work Continues on Wirkini Water Project

Work continues on Mano a Mano’s current large water reservoir project in Wirkini, Bolivia. Wirkini Construction Photos From Early August 2014 Wirkini Water Project Overview Construction began in May 2014 and is hoped to be completed around the end of the year. Wirkini is a small community located in the Province of Tiraque, Department of Cochabamba, […]