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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Flying in Bolivia in the Time of COVID-19

Flying in Bolivia in the Time of COVID-19

Every year Mano a Mano’s aviation program airlifts 300-400 seriously ill or injured individuals from remote locations in Bolivia to urban hospitals. But when the pandemic reached Bolivia in March, all flights were grounded, both within and out of the country. After...

Donating Medical Supplies in Puerto Quijarro, Bolivia

Donating Medical Supplies in Puerto Quijarro, Bolivia

Earlier this week, Mano a Mano donated medical supplies to the Hospital Municipal Principe de Paz in Puerto Quijarro - a town on the border with Brazil in the department of Santa Cruz, Bolivia. We have been distributing supplies for COVID-19 support throughout Bolivia...

Omereque Water Ponds (Atajados) – 10 Years Later

Omereque Water Ponds (Atajados) – 10 Years Later

In 2010, our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo constructed 153 farm ponds on the mountainsides of Omereque, one of the Cochabamba Valley’s largest municipalities. These ponds, designed to retain water from seasonal rains for use during the increasingly...

Current Experiments at the Center for Ecological Agriculture

Current Experiments at the Center for Ecological Agriculture

Because Bolivia’s social distancing regulations have prohibited in-person classes, Mano a Mano staff at our Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA) in Cochabamba have decided to use these months of down time to experiment with new demonstration projects. Their goal:...

New Lamb Born at the Center for Ecological Agriculture

New Lamb Born at the Center for Ecological Agriculture

There's new life at Mano a Mano's Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA) in Cochabamba! A few days ago, a new lamb was born: Tools and Training for Bolivian Farmers The CEA provides tools and training to improve food security and nutrition for rural Bolivian farmers....

Thanks to Eagle Scout Luis Fitch for Making Masks!

Thanks to Eagle Scout Luis Fitch for Making Masks!

Thank you to Eagle Scout Luis Fitch for his project making 1,415 masks to donate to Mano a Mano! He raised funding to cover materials for these masks, and included an additional $615 check to Mano a Mano. We sent many of these masks in our most recent shipment to...

Remembering Tom Merritt

Remembering Tom Merritt

We were sad to hear that Tom Merritt passed away earlier this week. Tom was actively involved with Mano a Mano, in many ways and for many years, and he will be missed. Our best wishes are with his wife Sharon, and with their family and friends. Here is Tom's obituary...

Mano a Mano Mid-Year Review: First Half of 2020

Mano a Mano Mid-Year Review: First Half of 2020

2020 Mid-Year Review from Nate Knatterud-Hubinger, Mano a Mano's Executive Director: We are now in July, which means that 2020 is already more than halfway over! This year has been...challenging, to say the least. Everyone is feeling the effects, and Mano a Mano is no...

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