Mano a Mano’s Office/Warehouse in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Mano a Mano in 2022: Year in Review
2022 in Photos
Mano a Mano’s Cessna Caravan parked on the Uyuni Salt Flats.
Supplies arriving in Danli, Honduras
1 of 3 containers leaving our warehouse en route for Bolivia, November 2022.
The Villa Nueva clinic was dedicated on December 6th, 2022.
Dr. Jose Velasquez formally turning over the keys during the dedication ceremony with the community of Estano Colorado, March 31, 2022.
Workshop for parents – August 13th, 2022.
Kids in their new classroom in Chirusi Rosario.
Mano a Mano volunteers loading 3 containers with 68,797 pounds of supplies and equipment for Bolivia at our St. Paul warehouse – July/August 2022.
After motograder spreads rock, smooth, vibrating roller compacts it every 6” until it’s rock solid.
Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo staff working on the Cliza well at the new Waca Playa site.
These are Mano a Mano’s highest priority items in need currently.
Working on the deep water well in Chaupi Suyu – March 2021.
An emergency flight to El Alto in 2022.
Dedicating a water well in Chirusi in March 2022.
Mano a Mano transported 91,300 pounds of cargo in June 2022.
Pamela, one of the 2 physical therapy students that is interning at Mano a Mano, works with 10-year-old Beismar, who is exercising with a standing frame sent from Minnesota.
Dr. Sergio Zegarra (right) providing training during a Mano a Mano Bolivia workshop.
Hydroponic gardens at the Mano a Mano CEA.
Wheelchairs from MATTER at the Mano a Mano warehouse, September 2022.
Dedicating the San Rafael Clinic on December 6th, 2022.
Mano a Mano’s new 2-story school in Chirusi Rosario will be formally dedicated in the next few weeks.
We cut thousands of slots into these 8 section of tubing through which water will filter into the pump area. This large number of slots will guarantee reliable filtration for at least 25 years. An additional 10 pipes are installed above the slotted pipes to carry water to the surface.
Weekend health clinic in Comunidad Bermeo, August 6-7, 2022.
The 6-story water tank in Chirusi Rosario was dedicated in October.
Mobility equipment donated by Mano a Mano during the Islas Malvinas celebration.
Building the deep water well in Pampa Grande, Bolivia.
St. Paul volunteers Marian Heinrich, Mary White, Doug Skelton and Barb Benner sort through and organize mountains of donated infant clothing to create layettes for Bolivian newborns. Currently, three groups take on this volunteer project: one which does its work at the Mano a Mano office; another local group that assembles layettes in their homes; and a third that is located in Utah.
Supplies ready to transport to Oromomo at the Cochabamba airport, September 3rd, 2022.
Mano a Mano staff and volunteers sort medical supplies sent from Minnesota to organize them for distribution throughout Bolivia at our Cochabamba warehouse.
Rock crusher and four machine operators at work.
Organizing supplies sent from Minnesota for distribution at our Cochabamba warehouse.
Kids in Oromomo.
A week-long agriculture seminar at the CEA in October 2022.
The master builder laying floor tiles in one of the classrooms.
Mano a Mano’s weekend health clinic in Poza Honda on October 8-9, 2022 provided dental care for 96 people.
Dedicating the Chirusi Rosario water tower, October 26th, 2022.
Description of our US garden.
Supplies being inspected by FELCN (La Fuerza Especial de Lucha Contra el Narcotráfico). For every Mano a Mano flight,
Farmers travel to visit Mano a Mano water reservoirs in other communities, September 2022.
Drilling the bore in Cliza, August 2022.
the mini-kitchen that has been put together as a demonstration at the CEA. The biodigester is producing heat for the burner on which one of the students is boiling a potato-like vegetable. The other shows the teakettle heating. Very creative use of recycled wood, pop bottles and, of course, the biodigestor, and a sink with no plumbing. The students are agronomy interns.
The foundation of Mano a Mano’s new runway at Laguna Sulti.
Jazmín and Olivia working on small toys for the layette project, May 2022.
We were happy to be able to have a farewell lunch for our 7 Metro State Social Work interns and St. Kate’s Community Leaders intern from the Fall 2022 semester (and are sad to see them go)!
Trucks haul dirt to road and runway surfaces, as other machines spread and compact it.
Photo credit: Pollen Midwest.
Mushtaq Saleemi, Midwest regional manager for Helping Hand in Elmhurst IL
Training workshop for Universidad “Siglo XX” students at the CEA, mid-August 2022.
These are the 3 containers that were loaded with supplies and equipment at our Minnesota warehouse over the past week.
Machine operators and local residents watch intently as water begins to flow
Wirkini Reservoir at overflow level, September 2022.
Hosting a meeting at Mano a Mano’s “office” built with containers sent from Minnesota – at our site in Punata where we have many current projects underway.
Local Witness for Peace delegation destined for Cuba with supplies and equipment donated by Mano a Mano
San Rafael clinic.
Photo Credit: Pollen Midwest
Dedicating the new clinic in Panama with the community – December 2021.
From the St. Kate’s Public Health newsletter.
Installing tubing to transport potable water in Chirusi Rosario, November-December 2022.
Medical professionals in Rurrenabaque for a weekend health clinic – April 2022.
Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo staff at our El Abra office/warehouse location welding the sifting screen to sort gravel at the Punata Regional Complex.
Siglo “XX” students at Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture.