Working Hand-In-Hand to Improve Lives in Rural Bolivia

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Is to create partnerships with impoverished Bolivian communities that improve health and increase economic well-being.

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Bolivians have access to health care for the first time

Bolivians have received emergency air rescues

Million pounds of medical, school, and construction supplies shipped

Miles of roads built or improved

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November 2021 in Review

November 2021 in Review

Through our 5 counterpart organizations in St. Paul, Minnesota and Cochabamba, Bolivia, Mano a Mano continues to be busy building clinics and schools, deep water wells and water reservoirs, and greenhouses; providing medical supplies and equipment to people and...

Bolivian Teachers Apply Workshop Learning in Their Classrooms

Bolivian Teachers Apply Workshop Learning in Their Classrooms

In 2013 a group of Bolivian public school teachers approached Mano a Mano with this request: “Our educational system is based on rote learning. We know that teachers in the U.S. have found ways of involving their students in the learning process. Could you bring...

Making Progress on Water Reservoirs and Water Wells

Making Progress on Water Reservoirs and Water Wells

During the summer of 2021, Mano a Mano initiated a set of integrated projects in the municipality of Punata, which includes two water projects: the 3rd expansion of the Laguna Sulti Reservoir, and drilling a well in the community of Chirusi Rosario. Our Bolivian...

Eating the First Salad From a Mano a Mano Greenhouse in Corani Pampa

Eating the First Salad From a Mano a Mano Greenhouse in Corani Pampa

The high tropical village of Corani Pampa, Bolivia, home to 28 families (130 people), is partnering with Mano a Mano to build covered wood-framed greenhouse structures in which to plant fruits and vegetables.  Eating the First Salad From the Greenhouse The community...

Chirusi School is 30% Complete

Chirusi School is 30% Complete

Mano a Mano's school project in Chirusi is now 30% complete! The school will be two floors and six classrooms, and will provide a more comfortable environment for local students to learn and for teachers to teach. Every Mano a Mano project is a partnership: thank you...

Mano a Mano Virtual Update: Tuesday, November 16th from 12-1pm

Join us over lunch to see and hear more about what Mano a Mano has been working on recently! This will be a low-key virtual meeting on Zoom for our Executive Director Nate Knatterud-Hubinger to share information about some of our projects, answer any questions, and...

Mobility Equipment for Global Links

Mobility Equipment for Global Links

Yesterday (November 8th, 2021), we loaded more than 1,000 walkers, wheelchairs, crutches, and other mobility equipment to send to Global Links in Pittsburgh, PA to support their distributions locally and in other countries. In total, Mano a Mano sent over 10,000...

Donating Medical Supplies for 24 Health Centers in Potosi

Donating Medical Supplies for 24 Health Centers in Potosi

Mano a Mano staff and volunteers were busy getting medical supplies and equipment l- 7.2 tons! - loaded into 4 large trucks at our Cochabamba warehouse to send to Potosi, where 24 health centers in and around the city will receive supplies (including 20 1st level (or...

Wisconsin Fire Equipment in Action in Bolivia

Wisconsin Fire Equipment in Action in Bolivia

Last week there was a large fire at Laguna Alalay in Cochabamba; the fire is now under control thanks to firefighters and groups like GEOS and the local Red Cross. In one of their recent posts, Cruz Roja Boliviana - Filial Cochabamba shared some pictures of their...

Reducing Waste in Minnesota, Improving Lives in Bolivia

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