Collpana Water Reservoir Update

Below are a few pictures of our recently-completed water reservoir in Collpana (municipality of Pasorapa). The project provides access to water for 540 Bolivians (90 families), and has 8x the water capacity of the previous community water pond. Now, water is available year-round, rather than just for 3-4 months during the rainy season. This project […]

Join our Spanish Class at Mano a Mano this Summer!

This summer, Mano a Mano is partnering with Global Citizens Network to offer a once-a-week Spanish class on Friday afternoons. Click the Link Below to Learn More: Summer 2013 Spanish Classes at Mano a Mano Contact Us Feel free to contact us with any questions; we hope to see you there!

New Health Clinic in Esmeralda, Bolivia

Earlier this month our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia dedicated our 137th health clinic in Esmeralda, a community of 1,350 in the municipality of Omereque, where Mano a Mano has done a number of different infrastructure projects. This clinic was completed in only 78 days! As with all of our projects, the Esmeralda clinic followed […]

Arrival of Nearly 60,000 Pounds of Donated Supplies to Bolivia

Yesterday three containers’ worth of donated surplus supplies from the US – medical supplies/equipment, school supplies, construction supplies, and more – arrived at the Mano a Mano Aviation hangar in Cochabamba to be distributed to Mano a Mano’s counterpart organizations and to other organizations (free of charge) that also work with those in need. These […]

Nice Article on University of Minnesota Assistant Professor Tai Mendenhall

In the Spring/Summer 2013 issue of UMN Connect Magazine from the College of Education and Human Development, there was a nice feature article on Medical Family Therapist and Family Social Science Assistant Professor Tai Mendenhall detailing his work at the University of Minnesota and  in the community. From the article: Tai Mendenhall has worked as a mental health provider […]

Update on Demonstration Center – April 2013

In 2012 Mano a Mano began construction on a demonstration and training center on the outskirts of Cochabamba. The goal of the project is to provide Bolivian farmers training on best use of their water to ensure maximum benefits from the water projects that Mano a Mano has built with them. Previous Updates Overview of the […]

Thank You St. Kate’s Medical Interest Group for Volunteering!

Thanks to the St. Kate’s Medical Interest Group for volunteering on Saturday! St. Kate’s students have volunteered close to 100 hours this semester with Mano a Mano. Interested in Volunteering? Are you interested in volunteering, either individually or with a group? Mano a Mano has a ton of volunteer opportunities; please contact Office Manager Dana […]

Photos from our Festival Bolivia 2013 Event

Thanks everyone that supported our Festival Bolivia last month! This was our 4th year doing this event, and each year we have reached our goal for a project – so far a health clinic in Santa Rosa, a water project in Pasorapa, and emergency flights throughout rural Bolivia: 3 Events, 3 Successful Projects in Bolivia […]

State of the World’s Mothers Report

Save the Children just released their 2013 State of the World’s Mothers Report (check it out here). There is a ton of interesting information included, and you should definitely look at the entire report. How did Bolivia Measure Up? In many other reports on health indicators, Bolivia tends to rank near the bottom for the […]

Market Day in Cursani, Bolivia

In mid-April the community of Cursani (in the department of Cochabamba) held their 6th Market Day. Building a Road Makes a Difference Their first few Market Days were not as successful as they would have liked, largely because there were no good roads to get to the community. Last year Mano a Mano improved their […]