Growing up behind bars: 1,500 children being raised by parents in Bolivian jails

The Guardian article – Growing up behind bars: 1,500 children being raised by parents in Bolivian jails Earlier this week there was an article published in The Guardian about the 1,500 children in Bolivia that are living with their parents inside Bolivian jails, which you can READ HERE. It’s an interesting article that looks at […]

Thanks St. Thomas Volunteers!

Thank you to the students from the University of St. Thomas for coming in yesterday to sort and pack medical supplies! This group recently sorted and inventoried medical supplies donated from the US for three weeks in a hospital in Guatemala with a missions organization. They knew everything about the supplies they were sorting and did […]

Gaining Ground is Here!

Mano a Mano’s book, Gaining Ground: A Blueprint for Community-Based International Development, is now available! More Details and Book Purchase Information To learn more about the book, and how to purchase, please CLICK THIS LINK to go to the book page on our website. You can also directly purchase the book here on the Beaver’s […]

20th Anniversary Celebration Results

Last Saturday, April 12, Mano a Mano celebrated 20 years in operation at the DS Event Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. More than 320 Mano a Mano supporters attended, along with 5 staff from our counterpart organizations in Bolivia. 20th Anniversary Celebration Results As part of the celebration, our goal was to raise enough funding to […]

20th Anniversary Celebration Video

On Saturday night, Mano a Mano celebrated our 20th year in operation with food, Bolivian-inspired music from Leo and Kathy Lara, and the release of Gaining Ground, Mano a Mano’s new book! As part of the event, we also showed a video highlighting Bolivians from rural areas talking about the impact that Mano a Mano projects […]

Thanks Medtronic Talent Acquisition Department Volunteers!

Thanks Medtronic Talent Acquisition Department Volunteers! What an awesome day we had at Mano a Mano yesterday! We would like to extend a huge thank you to the Medtronic Talent Acquisition Department for a great day sorting and packing medical supplies. We got so much work done! Pizza from Sunrise Flour Mill Another enormous thank […]

Talking with Jovita, Mano a Mano Nurse

Looking Back on our First 20 Years As Mano a Mano celebrates 20 years in operation in 2014, we will be looking back on our first 20 years, highlighting some of the stories, projects, pictures, and people that have been part of Mano a Mano. On social media, we will be using the hashtag #manoamano20years, […]

20th Anniversary Celebration is a Week Away

Time is running out to buy tickets for our 20th Anniversary Celebration, which is barely a week away on April 12th! We need to give the final number of attendees to the event center on Monday (April 7th), so if you plan on coming please buy your tickets as soon as possible. Buy Tickets Here […]

Find Your Calling – Oxford Brookes Student Katie Reilly

There was a nice feature in the Oxford Brookes University 2015 Prospectus about Architecture student Katie Reilly, who traveled to Bolivia with Mano a Mano in August 2013. Oxford Development Abroad She was part of a group of volunteers from Oxford Development Abroad, who will have a group traveling again to Bolivia this summer for the 3rd year […]

Looking Back at the Cotagaita Road Project

As we get closer to completing our large road project in El Palmar, below is a video highlighting one of our other major road projects in Cotagaita that was completed a few years ago. The Cotagaita road project is 86.9 kilometers, and goes from 8,500 feet above sea level to 16,500 feet above sea level. […]