40,000+ Pounds of Recovered Resources Arriving in Cochabamba

40,000+ Pounds of Recovered Resources Arriving in Cochabamba This week, Mano a Mano staff & volunteers unloaded over 40,000 pounds of recovered resources at our warehouse in Cochabamba, Bolivia. These supplies started their journey in St. Paul, Minnesota in December 2018, with volunteers filling 2 40-foot containers with supplies that had been donated to Mano […]

Mano a Mano’s New Plane in Action

Mano a Mano’s New Plane in Action In 2018, Mano a Mano purchased a new plane to expand the capacity of our aviation program. After purchasing the new plane in Minnesota last summer and months of training and prep, it was flown from Fleming Field in the Twin Cities to Cochabamba, Bolivia in October 2018. Over […]

A Look Back At What We Did in 2018 – Mano a Mano 2018 Annual Report

A Look Back At What We Did in 2018 – Mano a Mano 2018 Annual Report Mano a Mano’s biggest strength is our community-based partnership model – bringing many people together to accomplish things that none of us could do on our own. Every activity, every project new or old, every event, depends on the dedication […]

Thanks Mano a Mano Volunteers!

Thanks Mano a Mano Volunteers! Thanks to everyone that has helped out at Mano a Mano last week! We have been loading about 20-25 tons of recovered resources – including orthopedic supplies, medical equipment, and other items – for distribution to people and organizations in need throughout Bolivia.

April 2019 Roundup: Mano a Mano Projects & Activities

April 2019 Roundup: Mano a Mano Projects & Activities Here is a roundup of Mano a Mano’s projects & activities from the past month (all headlines link to more information): Join Us on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 (6:30pm-7:45pm at Mano a Mano, 925 Pierce Butler Route, St. Paul, MN 55104) for our Monthly Speaker Series […]

Flying Medical Supplies to Cotagaita, Bolivia

Flying Medical Supplies to Cotagaita, Bolivia This week, Mano a Mano transported medical & orthopedic supplies from our warehouse in Cochabamba to Cotagaita, a community in the department of Potosi. The supplies were distributed to 3 health centers in the area. The donation included wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches, wound care and basic care supplies, and […]

Hydroponics Garden at the Center for Ecological Agriculture

Hydroponics Garden at the Center for Ecological Agriculture This week Mano a Mano hosted 66 kids from the Unidad Educativa Marina Nunez del Prado school at our Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA) in Cochabamba. Kids got to see a working farm first-hand (which for many kids living in the city is often the first time), […]

68 Photos from March 2019 Trip to Bolivia

68 Photos from March 2019 Trip to Bolivia Check out a few pictures from Mano a Mano’s recent trip to Bolivia in March. Co-Founder Segundo Velasquez and a group of travelers from Minnesota went to meet high Andean subsistence farm families, become immersed in their daily lives, and learn how Mano a Mano’s Center for […]

Dedicating a Water Reservoir in Maldonado, Bolivia

Dedicating a Water Reservoir in Maldonado, Bolivia On March 13, 2019 Mano a Mano dedicated a water reservoir project in the community of Maldonado, Bolivia. Mano a Mano staff started work on this water project in February 2017. As with many of our projects, the working conditions have been difficult: it is about 14,000 feet […]

The Center for Ecological Agriculture Has Grown

The Center for Ecological Agriculture Has Grown Mano a Mano started building our Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA) on the outskirts of Cochabamba, Bolivia in 2012. The goal of the CEA was to demonstrate good agricultural practices in action for rural Bolivian communities, and the site has been growing over the past 6 years to […]