New Schools and Clinics Built in September

A few weeks ago we reported the activities of our health program for the first half of 2013. In that post we mentioned a few projects that were slated to be completed in September 2013, which have now been completed and dedicated by our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia: School Project in Santa Fe […]

Minnesota Volunteer Helping Out in Bolivia

Anne Savereide is a Mano a Mano volunteer who has spent a ton of time volunteering with Mano a Mano in our Twin Cities office over the summer, and she is now spending 90 days in Bolivia with Mano a Mano! CLICK THIS LINK to see what she has been doing since arriving in Bolivia. For […]

Dedication of New Road Project in Curzani, Bolivia

On September 21, Mano a Mano’s counterpart organization Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo dedicated 2 complementary road projects in Curzani, Bolivia, a small community located in the municipality of Punata, department of Cochabamba. What the New Road Project Does The road project consists of 2 components: Improving and widening at 2-kilometer road that circles Curzani, which […]

Ucuchi Water Reservoir Site Visit

Mano a Mano staff visited our Ucuchi reservoir, Mano a Mano’s first water project built in 2005 (Ucuchi is a community just outside of Cochabamba). 3,600 people directly benefit from the project. In its first year after completion, 640 hectares of land were being irrigated, as opposed to 250 hectares previously, and personal incomes went […]

Congratulations to the 2013 Opus Prize Finalists!

The 3 finalists for this year’s Opus Prize were recently announced (you can read the press release here to learn more about the finalists). The award ceremony will be held at Georgetown University on November 13, 2013. What is the Opus Prize? From the Opus Prize website: The Opus Prize is given annually to recognize unsung heroes […]

Mano a Mano Article in the Highland Villager

The Villager, a St. Paul neighborhood newspaper, had a nice article about Mano a Mano earlier this month, highlighting 8th-grader Joey Temali and his goal of raising enough money to build a school in rural Bolivia. Villager Article You can read the article by clicking the link below (the Village is a print-only paper, so the […]

Health Program Update – First-Half 2013

Below is an update on our health programs, that are run by Mano a Mano’s counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia, for the first half of 2013: 2 New Clinics Built So far this year we have completed 2 new clinics in Chivirancho and Esmeralda. There are also 4 clinics currently under construction in the […]

Interview with Mano a Mano Co-Founder Joan Velasquez

Mano a Mano co-founder Joan Velasquez was recently interviewed by the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development. Click the link below to read the article: “A Drive for Deeper Understanding – From Ramsey County to Bolivia, Joan Velasquez, ’79, is an advocate and organizer for communities in need.”

Frogtown Green

There was a nice mention about Mano a Mano from our neighbors at the Frogtown Green website. Frogtown Green is a neighborhood coalition with the goal of making Frogtown ‘the greenest neighborhood in Saint Paul, Minnesota.’ We are happy to be a part of the Frogtown neighborhood after moving here in January and moving out of our co-founders’ home […]

Nino a Nino Information Packet

Over the past year, Mano a Mano has started a ‘Nino a Nino’ project with the goal to raise enough money to build a school in Bolivia. Information Packet To learn more about the project, click the link below to check out an informational packet about how you and your school can get involved: Nino […]