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 […]

Thanks Volunteers!

Thanks Volunteers!

Thanks MINN Volunteers!

Thanks MINN Volunteers! Last night we hosted a group of volunteers from the Minnesota International NGO Network at the Mano a Mano office/warehouse to sort & pack donated medical supplies, and we got a lot done! Here’s a note from Mano a Mano volunteer warehouse manager Ray: Amazing what 9 dedicated volunteers can do in […]

Sorting Supplies at the Mano a Mano Warehouse in Cochabamba

Sorting Supplies at the Mano a Mano Warehouse in Cochabamba Mano a Mano staff & volunteers ‘taking advantage’ of the national holiday to sort supplies! These supplies were sent from Minnesota late last year, and are sorted and organized by Mano a Mano for distribution to people and organizations in need throughout Bolivia. We just […]

Mid-February Update from the Center for Ecological Agriculture by Volunteer Lindsay Emi

Mid-February Update from the Center for Ecological Agriculture by Volunteer Lindsay Emi 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 […]

Join Us July 23rd, 2017 for Mano a Mano’s 8th Annual Event

Join Us July 23rd, 2017 for Mano a Mano’s 8th Annual Event Join us for our 8th annual event – held for the first time at Mano a Mano’s office/warehouse in St. Paul! There will be beer and wine, pizza, a food truck, live music, silent auction, and tours & displays. We will have a […]

“With Water, We Can Improve Life For Our Families”

“With Water, We Can Improve Life For Our Families” Mano a Mano worked with the community of Sancayani, a rural Bolivian community high in the Andes mountains 14,000 feet above sea level, to build a water reservoir that can improve family nutrition and income for 9,600 Bolivians. This water project consists of two large water […]

Teacher Trip to Bolivia – June 2017

Teacher Trip to Bolivia – June 2017 Mano a Mano invites you to join a 9 day group trip for teachers to Cochabamba, Bolivia from June 17-25, 2017. We will visit rural Bolivian schools to view teaching methods, develop curriculum with their teachers, learn how they keep parents involved, and have an opportunity to interact […]

Four Containers With Almost 85,000 Pounds of Supplies En Route From Minnesota to Bolivia

Four Containers With Almost 85,000 Pounds of Supplies En Route From Minnesota to Bolivia This morning, all four containers – that Mano a Mano volunteers have spent the last few days loading – have been picked up from the Mano a Mano warehouse in St. Paul, Minnesota and are starting their journey to Bolivia. Nearly […]

Container Loading – Day One (Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017)

Container Loading – Day One (Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017) All 4 containers arrived at Mano a Mano yesterday, and today volunteers helped load 2 of the 4 containers. We’ll finish loading the other 2 containers tomorrow and Saturday morning. Thanks to everyone that helped out! For more information about this shipment and the surplus program, […]