Water Flowing at the Laguna Carmen Water Well

Water Flowing at the Laguna Carmen Water Well Water is flowing at the deep water well Mano a Mano drilled in Laguna Carmen a few weeks ago. We are sending water samples from this well to the University of San Simon in Cochabamba, Bolivia to test for bacteria. This pilot well now yields clean drinking water […]

Thanks BizRecycling

Thanks BizRecycling We have a new sorting space! Thanks to a grant from BizRecycling to improve Mano a Mano’s recycling programs, we have been able to upgrade parts of our surplus distribution program and warehouse space in St. Paul to better process the ~200,000 pounds of donated supplies we receive each year. Most of these […]

A Story of Home Coming

A Story of Home Coming Home coming can mean many things to many people. Many of us have a home coming story that is dear to us. Here is one that will always have a special place in my heart. Mano a Mano, where I work as a volunteer, gets hundreds of donations. Most of […]

The Laguna Sulti Water Reservoir is Full

The Laguna Sulti Water Reservoir is Full Mano a Mano staff visited the Laguna Sulti Water Reservoir recently, and it is full of water as the rainy season begins. In 2007, Mano a Mano completed this project, which provides water access to 3,600 Bolivians. Farmers there tell us that having water access almost guarantees them a […]

Drilling for Water in Kollpa Ciako, Bolivia

Drilling for Water in Kollpa Ciako, Bolivia Mano a Mano is currently drilling a water well in Kollpa Ciako, just past Punata from Cochabamba. We have reached 102 meters (334 feet), and we plan to drill to 120 meters (393 feet), and we have reached a source of water. Seeing the success of the work and […]

We Have Solar Power!

We Have Solar Power! We are excited to have our solar panels now live at our St. Paul, Minnesota warehouse. Our primary program in Minnesota – and the program that started Mano a Mano more than 20 years ago – is recovering resources that would be thrown away and sending them to Bolivia, where we […]

Improving Atajados (Water Ponds) in Pojo, Bolivia

Improving Atajados (Water Ponds) in Pojo, Bolivia We are currently dredging 83 water ponds built by others, which have since filled with silt. Mano a Mano’s heavy equipment left Cochabamba for Pojo a few weeks ago, and Ivo Velasquez from our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo sent us an update on the work: “Mano […]

Drilling a Pilot Deep Water Well in Laguna Carmen, Bolivia

Drilling a Pilot Deep Water Well in Laguna Carmen, Bolivia After searching for two years, Mano a Mano located and purchased equipment that can successfully drill for water through hard rock to a depth of 340 meters. Working through the challenges of removing this machinery from the mine where it had been used in the […]