Childbirths in Mano a Mano Clinics: July-September

The main focus in our clinics is maternal and infant health, and we do everything possible to ensure that moms and babies are safe and healthy. On average, a child’s risk of dying during birth is 94% lower in our clinics.  In the months of July, August, and September, there were 691 births reported in […]

Community Work Day in Sancayani

On November 17, residents of Sancayani, Bolivia came out to participate in a community work day. Mano a Mano is currently constructing a 7-kilometer channel and large water reservoir that, when complete, will provide water to more than 21,000 area residents. This project has been a long time in the making and has been very challenging; […]

Building the Chullpa K’asa Clinic

Mano a Mano constructed the Chullpa K’asa clinic in 2004, and it has been in operation for nearly seven years. The quote “now our wives and children won’t die” – that is on the main page of our website and has been used in other materials – was from a community leader in Chullpa K’asa […]

Give to the Max Day – Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mano a Mano is participating in Give to the Max Day tomorrow, Wednesday, November 16, 2011. Last year, more than 42,000 donors logged on to and gave over $10 million to Minnesota charities in 24 hours during Give to the Max Day! GiveMN’s Give to the Max Day amplifies your giving impact in a […]

How (and Why) I Started My NGO

Last month Mano a Mano co-founder Segundo Velasquez participated in a discussion forum at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. The panel was comprised of Minnesota nonprofits that work internationally. The full event was recently posted online; you can watch it in its entirety HERE.

Starting a New Road Project

Every time that we start a new construction project it means moving our heavy equipment, which can be a slow and difficult process (on some projects we have had to build roads just to be able to get our equipment to the project site).       The equipment is being moved to Tiraque, where […]

Co-founder Segundo Velasquez on Donor Trust

Mano a Mano’s co-founder Segundo Velasquez recently talked about what it was like for him the first time someone chose to donate to Mano a Mano, and what that meant for him: