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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Interviewing a Farmer in Jironkota, Bolivia About His Greenhouse

Interviewing a Farmer in Jironkota, Bolivia About His Greenhouse

Mano a Mano's agronomist Juan Carlos Cardenas recently visited Jironkota, Bolivia where we have constructed many greenhouses in partnership with community farmers. Juan Carlos was visiting Jironkota in response to a request for help in controlling pests in their...

Durable Medical Equipment Giveaway on Saturday, July 17th

Durable Medical Equipment Giveaway on Saturday, July 17th

Mano a Mano has excess durable medical equipment that we are making available for individuals in the Twin Cities, for free, on Saturday, July 17th from 9am-11am. Please send specific requests to rehabequipment@manoamano.org as soon as possible; we will confirm whether...

Happy 95th Birthday to a Very Special Mano a Mano Volunteer

Happy 95th Birthday to a Very Special Mano a Mano Volunteer

On July 4th, 2021, Gloria MacRae, one of Mano a Mano's most dedicated volunteers, celebrated her 95th birthday! Gloria loves a party, but due to COVID-19 restrictions we weren't able to celebrate in person with her the way she would like to. For every birthday since...

Preparing for the Next Expansion of the Laguna Sulti Reservoir

Preparing for the Next Expansion of the Laguna Sulti Reservoir

Built in 2007 on relatively flat land in the Cochabamba Valley, Mano a Mano's reservoir in Laguna Sulti lends itself to expansion when the number of area farm families grows and need for water increases. St. Paul Rotary and Rotary International helped fund this major...

Halfway Through 2021: Mano a Mano Mid-Year Update

Halfway Through 2021: Mano a Mano Mid-Year Update

Below is a brief update about each of our major programs; although the first half of 2021 (and 2020 before it) has been extremely challenging, Mano a Mano continues distributing medical supplies, providing emergency flights, and building new health, education, water,...

Providing Air Transport from San Borja to Cochabamba for Oscar

Providing Air Transport from San Borja to Cochabamba for Oscar

On June 5th, 2021 the Bolivian news site El Guardián Beniano shared the story of Oscar Morales Escobar and his health challenges that led to multiple surgeries and required air transport from San Borja to Cochabamba, which was provided by Mano a Mano Aviation. Below...

46,000+ Pounds of Supplies Are on Their Way to Bolivia

46,000+ Pounds of Supplies Are on Their Way to Bolivia

2 containers with 46,829 pounds of supplies were picked up from our St. Paul warehouse today to start their journey to Bolivia! Once they arrive at our Cochabamba warehouse, they will be distributed to people & organizations in need throughout the country. This...

What Happens to Medical Donations We Can’t Ship to Bolivia?

What Happens to Medical Donations We Can’t Ship to Bolivia?

Every year Mano a Mano receives over 200,000 pounds of donated surplus medical supplies, mobility equipment, school supplies, and other items at our St. Paul warehouse. We ship 90%+ of these gifts to Bolivia, where they are distributed for free to our 176 community...

Video: Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA) in Cochabamba, Bolivia

Video: Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA) in Cochabamba, Bolivia

Mano a Mano's Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA) in Cochabamba, Bolivia provides training and tools for Bolivian farmers with the goal of increasing food security and nutrition using an ecological approach. While the COVID-19 pandemic has limited in-person...

Reducing Waste in Minnesota, Improving Lives in Bolivia

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