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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Joan and Segundo Velasquez on 2022 Pollen 50 Over 50 List

Joan and Segundo Velasquez on 2022 Pollen 50 Over 50 List

Congratulations to Mano a Mano Co-Founders Joan and Segundo Velasquez for being on the 2022 50 Over 50 list! Check out the full 50 Over 50 list on Pollen Midwest here. "The 2022 50 Over 50 list celebrates and recognizes Minnesotans over the age of 50 who have made...

Minnetonka Community Drop-Off Day on September 10th

Minnetonka Community Drop-Off Day on September 10th

Each year, the City of Minnetonka hosts two special Saturday drop-off events where Minnetonka residents can dispose of appliances, tires and other large household items. The next one is Saturday Sept. 10, 2022 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Minnetonka Public Works, 11522...

Repairing Our Back Parking Lot

Repairing Our Back Parking Lot

We are so grateful for our volunteers! One of our volunteers noticed some damage in our back parking lot and decided to take it on. They appeared with a trailer and tools and worked through the rain for several hours over the weekend, breaking up damaged concrete,...

Mano a Mano’s Aviation Program: First Half of 2022 Report

Mano a Mano’s Aviation Program: First Half of 2022 Report

By The Numbers In the first 6 months of 2022, Mano a Mano's aviation program in Bolivia has: provided emergency transport for 116 people (4,507 emergency flights since our aviation program began) provided transport for volunteer medical professionals for 17 weekend...

Starting Work on a Deep Water Well in Cliza, Bolivia

Starting Work on a Deep Water Well in Cliza, Bolivia

Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo's well drilling equipment is in place and has started work on a deep water well in Cliza. Once the site for the well was identified, the backhoe started digging the temporary working ponds where the sludge coming out of the well bore will be...

Construction on New Clinic in San Rafael is Complete

Construction on New Clinic in San Rafael is Complete

Construction of our new clinic in San Rafael is nearly complete! There is still more work to be done before the project is finished and can be formally dedicated, but we are happy to see the progress on this clinic. Thanks to our counterpart organization Mano a Mano...

July 2022 Updates

July 2022 Updates

4 Years with a Cessna Caravan: Providing Emergency Flights & Transport in Bolivia On July 13, 2018 – 4 years ago – Mano a Mano staff, board members, and volunteers went to Fleming Field in South St. Paul to check out the Cessna Caravan before it started its...

Remembering Bob Rosenbloom

Remembering Bob Rosenbloom

Mano a Mano was sad to hear the news that Bob Rosenbloom recently passed away. We extend our sincere condolences and best wishes to Bob's friends and family. From his obituary: On Tuesday, June 21, 2022, Robert “Bob” Rosenbloom of Ossining, NY died unexpectedly at the...

Waca Playa Water Well is Complete

Waca Playa Water Well is Complete

Mano a Mano has completed drilling a deep water well in Waca Playa to a depth of 115 meters (377 feet). The well is yielding more than sixty gallons of water per minute. Construction Photos - Waca Playa Deep Water Well Learn More About Mano a Mano Water Projects...

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