Mano a Mano Health Program Update – First Quarter 2014

Health Program Update – First Quarter 2014 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 quarter of 2014. Delivered 706 Babies Infant and maternal health is one of the primary services in our clinics. In the first quarter of 2014 […]

Thank You Medtronic Project 6 Volunteers!

Today Mano a Mano wrapped up three weeks of volunteer events with Medtronic for their Annual Project 6 Month of Volunteerism, a global company effort to get engaged in their community. Mano a Mano worked at three different Medtronic locations in the Twin Cities providing volunteer opportunities for over 360 Medtronic employees at the World […]

60th Anniversary Cake

60th Anniversary Cake Celebrating a 60th anniversary 9,000 feet above sea level in Bolivia In a 2014 expedition to Jironkota to build greenhouses, Mano a Mano Internacional Director María Blanca found out during the long drive that one of the couples was celebrating their SIXTIETH wedding anniversary! She couldn’t believe that people would do that. She wanted […]

Mano a Mano Co-Founders’ 20th Anniversary Speech

On April 12, 2014, 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. Mano a Mano Co-Founders’ 20th Anniversary Speech As part of the event, Mano a Mano’s co-founders Joan and Segundo […]

Mano a Mano Case Study on Open Road Website

Mano a Mano Case Study on Open Road Website Mano a Mano is featured as a case study on the Open Road Alliance website for their support of our road project in Culpina, Bolivia. Because we work in extremely isolated rural areas, there are many difficulties and unexpected issues that come up during any project, […]

First Day of Project 6 Volunteering with Medtronic

We had a great kickoff to Medtronic’s Global Project 6 Month of June Volunteerism at Medtronic’s World Headquarters in Minneapolis yesterday! We packed 39 boxes of hospital linens with 40 Medtronic Employees over 2 hours! The 39 boxes are valued at over $8,800 worth of medical supplies and will be shipped this fall to Mano […]

Pics From Segundo’s Trip to Bolivia

Pics from Segundo’s Trip to Bolivia Our co-founder Segundo Velasquez is currently traveling in Bolivia. Along with hosting a variety of travelers that will be going to Bolivia with us this month, Segundo also visits many of Mano a Mano’s projects and the communities we work with. Here are some photos he’s sent back to […]

Thank you Medtronic Volunteers – May 2014!

There has been a lot of volunteer activities with Mano a Mano and Medtronic in recent weeks, which will continue throughout the next month as part of their Project 6 volunteer project. Mano a Mano was very grateful to work with hundreds of Medtronic volunteers last year, and we look forward to doing it again […]

Learning How to Build a Biodigester

At Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA), one of the main goals is to provide training to Bolivians that improves their food security and agricultural outcomes in an environmentally-friendly way. Learning How to Build a Biodigester Yesterday our agronomist Camila Yavira Garcia was teaching a group of students how to build a biodigester, […]

Pictures from Food and Farming Trip to Bolivia in March

Food and Farming Trip to Bolivia In March 2014, Minnesota travelers participated in a ‘food and farming’ trip to Bolivia to learn about Mano a Mano’s new Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA), as well as about traditional farming of crops such as quinoa. Subsistence farmers from rural and peri-urban areas are learning practices at the CEA that […]