Travel to Bolivia with Mano a Mano: March 9-18, 2019
Mano a Mano invites you to join us on a nine-day trip to Cochabamba, Bolivia. Through this unique travel experience you will meet high Andean subsistence farm families and become immersed in their daily lives. You will learn how Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture integrates its health, water, and food production programs to create more sustainable rural communities.
The deadline for securing a spot on this trip is January 15, 2019.
Get the Trip Information Packet to Learn More
Click the link below for a PDF with 7 pages of detailed information about the March 2019 trip:
Questions? Contact Us
The trip packet above covers most aspects of the trip, but if you are interested and have any questions, or would like more information about anything, please contact Carmen (email: [email protected] or phone: 651-457-3141).
What is the Purpose of this Trip?
A trip to Bolivia with Mano a Mano can be a life-changing event. On this trip, we will learn first-hand about how Bolivians grow the food they eat and sell. We will meet subsistence farmers who manage to survive in their high mountain communities with meager material resources and witness their determination to remain on their land and improve life for their children.
We will talk with farmers and market vendors, as well as with agronomists, global development activists and other professionals. For travelers concerned about global food and water scarcity and equitable distribution of resources, the trip will provide an up-close view of how Mano a Mano teaches farming practices that protect the fragile natural environment and improve health.
We also want travelers to see how Mano a Mano distributes the nearly 200,000 pounds of medical and school supplies that Minnesota volunteers collect, sort, pack and ship to our Bolivian sister organizations each year.
What Travelers from Previous Trips Have to Say
- “It was such a good education on how to do development work. Segundo is the best guide in the world. His ability to convey the history and culture in a manner that was relevant and understandable for our group was totally amazing.” – Debbie Hadas
- “The trip met every expectation I had and much more.” – Dave Smith
Pictures from Mano a Mano’s March 2018 Trip to Bolivia
Peg Thomas traveled to Bolivia with Mano a Mano as part of our March 2018 trip.
- Read her volunteer spotlight from May 2018 here
- Check out 59 pictures from her trip here on Facebook (below)