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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Richard and Susan Eyre

Volunteer Spotlight: Richard and Susan Eyre By their description, Richard and Susan Eyre are “retirement wannabes,” who haven’t quite gotten there yet. The Woodstock, Illinois couple run a dwarf conifer nursery, Rich’s Foxwillow Pines Nursery, and manage rental property that they own. But Richard’s stint as a 1960s Peace Corps volunteer set the stage for the couple’s […]

New School Underway in Guitarrani, Bolivia

New School Underway in Guitarrani, Bolivia A new school project in the community of Guitarrani, Bolivia is about 35% complete! The project will include 3 classrooms, a teacher housing unit, and bathrooms. The new school will be a much more comfortable learning environment for the students, and a more comfortable working environment for the teachers. Guitarrani […]

New Schools and Clinics – 2016

New Schools and Clinics – 2016 In the second half of 2016, Mano a Mano has completed 3 new clinic projects (in Bombeo, Rodeo Bajo, and Copacabana) and 4 new school projects (in Sora Sora, Tunas Pampa, Comun Pampa, and Kichka Muqu) that provide access to health and education for isolated rural Bolivian communities. Each […]

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 […]

1,183 People Have Visited Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture in 2016

1,183 People Have Visited Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture in 2016 Last Thursday, August 25th, 88 students from the Unidad Educativa Ciudad del Niño school visited Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA). This visit brings the total number of visitors to the CEA to 1,183 people in 2016. (There were 1,694 visitors […]