Constructing Furniture for Schools and Clinics in Bolivia

Constructing Furniture for Schools and Clinics in Bolivia Through our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia, Mano a Mano has completed 167 clinics and 62 schools (and counting) throughout Bolivia. We depend on collaborating with partners to make these projects possible: the community and municipality provide volunteer support, a portion of funding, and administration of […]

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), […]

New Schools and Clinics in Bolivia – 2017

New Schools and Clinics in Bolivia – 2017 In the second half of 2017, our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia completed 2 new school projects and 4 new clinic projects in rural Bolivia. The goal of these projects is to provide access to health care and education for isolated communities, in order to ultimately […]

31 Pictures from Minnesota Teacher Trip to Bolivia – June 2017

31 Pictures from Minnesota Teacher Trip to Bolivia – June 2017 In June 2017, Minnesota teachers traveled to Bolivia to visit rural Bolivian schools and view teaching methods, develop curriculum with their teachers, learn how they keep parents involved, and have an opportunity to interact with them in informal as well as classroom settings. We […]

Guitarrani School Plaque

Guitarrani School Plaque Thanks to our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia for this nice plaque (our scanner reflects off the metal a little weird)! Our co-founder Segundo Velasquez just got back to Minnesota after a month in Bolivia, which included a trip to Bolivia with Rotary members to attend the dedication ceremony for this […]

New School Almost Complete in Guitarrani, Bolivia

New School Almost Complete in Guitarrani, Bolivia A new school project in the community of Guitarrani, Bolivia is about 98% complete! Mano a Mano staff and members from the Rotary Clubs that have supported this project are traveling to Bolivia to participate in the dedication ceremony of this new school later this month. The project […]

Providing Wheelchairs, Walkers, and Medical Supplies to San Ignacio de Moxos, Beni, Bolivia

Providing Wheelchairs, Walkers, and Medical Supplies to San Ignacio de Moxos, Beni, Bolivia Yesterday, Mano a Mano staff gave about 880 pounds of medical supplies to the Municipality of San Ignacio de Moxos, Beni Department, Bolivia. These supplies included 50 boxes of medical supplies, as well as wheelchairs, crutches, and special small walkers that were […]

A Donation of School Supplies Arrived in San Ignacio de Moxos, Bolivia

A Donation of School Supplies Arrived in San Ignacio de Moxos, Bolivia The Municipality of San Ignacio de Moxos recently shared this post showing the donation of school supplies from Mano a Mano to communities throughout their Municipality. These school supplies were part of a recent shipment from Minnesota to Bolivia (learn more about our […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Richard and Susan Eyre

Volunteer Spotlight: Richard and Susan Eyre By their description, Richard and Susan Eyre are “retirement wannabes,” who haven’t quite gotten there yet. The Woodstock, Illinois couple run a dwarf conifer nursery, Rich’s Foxwillow Pines Nursery, and manage rental property that they own. But Richard’s stint as a 1960s Peace Corps volunteer set the stage for the couple’s […]

New School Underway in Guitarrani, Bolivia

New School Underway in Guitarrani, Bolivia A new school project in the community of Guitarrani, Bolivia is about 35% complete! The project will include 3 classrooms, a teacher housing unit, and bathrooms. The new school will be a much more comfortable learning environment for the students, and a more comfortable working environment for the teachers. Guitarrani […]