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  • 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 […]The post Volunteer Spotligh...

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  • 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 […]The post New School Underway in Gu...

Mano a Mano International

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  • Putting Mano a Mano Supplies to Use in Bolivia: Rodrigo’s Broken Arm

    The Medical Surplus Program is What Started Mano a Mano 20+ Years Ago Mano a Mano was started more than 20 years ago with the simple goal of saving surplus medical supplies from Minnesota landfills and sending them to Bolivia, where we knew that they were needed and could be put to good use. This […]The post Putting Mano a Mano Supplies to Use in Bolivia: Rodrigo’s Broken Arm appeared first on Man...

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  • Thanks Mano a Mano Volunteers – April 2017

    Thanks Mano a Mano Volunteers – April 2017 With a small staff, Mano a Mano depends on volunteers in everything that we do. Just over the past week, here are a few of the groups that have helped out: The Unity Church Community Outreach Mano a Mano Team held their monthly meeting at the Mano […]The post Thanks Mano a Mano Volunteers – April 2017 appeared first on Mano a Mano.

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  • MELA and Mano a Mano Bolivia Conclude 10th International Course on Acute Care

    MELA and Mano a Mano Bolivia Conclude 10th International Course on Acute Care Medical Educators for Latin America (MELA) and our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia just wrapped up their 10th international course on acute care for medical professionals in Bolivia in March. From MELA’s Newsletter: “A MELA team of 20 volunteers made the […]The post MELA and Mano a Mano Bolivia Conclude 10th...

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  • Mano a Mano Book Reading at Metro State Tomorrow

    Mano a Mano Book Reading at Metro State Tomorrow (April 11, 2017) Segundo Velasquez (’92), Metropolitan State University’s 2000 Alum of the year, will participate with Dr. Mary Martin, Professor Emerita in reading and signing Dr. Martin’s book, La Familia: An International Love Story, that recounts the improbable love story of Segundo, his wife, Joan […]The post Mano a Mano Book Reading at Metro S...

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  • “Beyond Sustainability” Travel to Omereque

    Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Lindsay Emi. Lindsay is a writer and student from Los Angeles, California. She is eighteen years old and a volunteer from Princeton University’s Bridge Year Program in Bolivia. She will spend six months in Cochabamba volunteering with Mano a Mano, and then attend Princeton beginning in the fall of […]The post “Beyond Sustainability” Travel to Omereque appeare...

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  • Workshop Topics at the Center for Ecological Agriculture

    Workshop Topics at the Center for Ecological Agriculture One of the focus programs at Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture is providing training workshops for rural Bolivian communities that help improve their farming knowledge & techniques. Our staff at Mano a Mano Internacional has put together the banners below that they use during their […]The post Workshop Topics at the Center for ...

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  • Water is More than 50 Feet Deep in the Wirkini Reservoir

    Water is More than 50 Feet Deep in the Wirkini Reservoir The water in Mano a Mano’s water reservoir in Wirkini, Bolivia is nearly overflowing, and is over 50 feet deep: When the project was dedicated in October 2016 it was 20 feet deep: Farmers in the community have had ample water for their crops; […]The post Water is More than 50 Feet Deep in the Wirkini Reservoir appeared first on Mano a Mano.

Mano a Mano International

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  • Mano a Mano Book Reading on April 29 at Eat My Words Bookstore

    Mano a Mano Book Reading on April 29 at Eat My Words Bookstore Join us on Saturday, April 29 at 3p for a reading and conversation with author Dr. Mary Martin about the Mano a Mano book La Familia: An International Love Story. The reading is being held at Eat My Words Bookstore in Minneapolis. WHAT: Book […]The post Mano a Mano Book Reading on April 29 at Eat My Words Bookstore appeared first on Ma...

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  • New Newsletter and Recent Blog Roundup

    New Newsletter and Recent Blog Roundup We just sent out an e-newsletter, which you can read here (click here for our e-newsletter archives, and to sign up). Here are a few of our most recent blog posts that were included in the newsletter: Take a Video Tour of Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture in […]The post New Newsletter and Recent Blog Roundup appeared first on Mano a Mano.

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  • Visit to Tapacarí: Greenhouses & Workshops to Improve Nutrition (March 7-8, 2017)

    Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Lindsay Emi. Lindsay is a writer and student from Los Angeles, California. She is eighteen years old and a volunteer from Princeton University’s Bridge Year Program in Bolivia. She will spend six months in Cochabamba volunteering with Mano a Mano, and then attend Princeton beginning in the fall of […]The post Visit to Tapacarí: Greenhouses & Workshops to Impr...

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  • Wirkini Water Reservoir is Full

     Wirkini Water Reservoir is Full Mano a Mano’s water reservoir in Wirkini, Bolivia – completed in October 2016 – is completely full of water right now and almost ready to overflow. The current levels are especially impressive considering that the community has already received multiple releases of water, and that Bolivia is in the midst […]The post Wirkini Water Reservoir is Full appeared first on...

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  • Shop Amazon Smile Today and Donate 5% to Mano Mano

    Shop Amazon Smile Today and Donate 5% to Mano Mano Amazon is celebrating its #1 ranking in customer satisfaction by the ACSI! Today, March 16, Amazon will donate 5% (10 times the usual donation rate) of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to Mano A Mano International Partners. Get started at smile.amazon.com/ch/41-1796971.The post Shop Amazon Smile Today and Donate 5% to Mano Mano ap...

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  • Volunteer Spotlight: Lori Wedeking

    Volunteer Spotlight: Lori Wedeking During her professional career, Lori Wedeking worked for decades at the Minnesota Department of Health, and as a teacher at Winona State and Metro State’s nursing colleges. More recently she’s been a stalwart Mano a Mano volunteer, undertaking research on Bolivian health issues, but also taking up other necessary tasks, such as sorting medical supplies […]The pos...

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  • Video: Wirkini Community Talks About Their New Water Reservoir

    Video: Wirkini Community Talks About Their New Water Reservoir Mano a Mano completed a new water reservoir in Wirkini, Bolivia in October 2016, and the residents are excited for the possibilities that it brings to help them improve their yields, plant more crops, and ultimately improve their lives. Video Credit: William Wroblewski Mano a Mano Water […]The post Video: Wirkini Community Talks About ...

  • Video Tour: Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture in Cochabamba, Bolivia

    Video Tour: Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture in Cochabamba, Bolivia Take a tour of our Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA) on the outskirts of Cochabamba, Bolivia with Mano a Mano agronomists Camila and Victor: Video Credit: William Wroblewski The CEA Has Grown Since its Inception in 2012 The CEA was started in 2012 with […]The post Video Tour: Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecologica...

  • Thanks MINN Volunteers!

    Thanks MINN Volunteers! Last night we hosted a group of volunteers from the Minnesota International NGO Network at the Mano a Mano office/warehouse to sort & pack donated medical supplies, and we got a lot done! Here’s a note from Mano a Mano volunteer warehouse manager Ray: Amazing what 9 dedicated volunteers can do in […]The post Thanks MINN Volunteers! appeared first on Mano a Mano.

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  • Municipality of San Ignacio de Moxos, Bolivia – Receiving Medical Supplies From Mano a Mano

    Municipality of San Ignacio de Moxos, Bolivia – Receiving Medical Supplies From Mano a Mano The Municipality of San Ignacio de Moxos in the department of Beni, Bolivia shared this video showing the donation and reception of medical supplies from Mano a Mano for use in 32 health centers in the area, including Hospital 3 […]The post Municipality of San Ignacio de Moxos, Bolivia – Receiving Medical S...

  • Sorting Supplies at the Mano a Mano Warehouse in Cochabamba

    Sorting Supplies at the Mano a Mano Warehouse in Cochabamba Mano a Mano staff & volunteers ‘taking advantage’ of the national holiday to sort supplies! These supplies were sent from Minnesota late last year, and are sorted and organized by Mano a Mano for distribution to people and organizations in need throughout Bolivia. We just […]The post Sorting Supplies at the Mano a Mano Warehouse in Cochab...

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  • Mid-February Update from the Center for Ecological Agriculture by Volunteer Lindsay Emi

    Mid-February Update from the Center for Ecological Agriculture by Volunteer Lindsay Emi Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Lindsay Emi. Lindsay is a writer and student from Los Angeles, California. She is eighteen years old and a volunteer from Princeton University’s Bridge Year Program in Bolivia. She will spend six months in Cochabamba volunteering with […]The post Mid-February Update from t...

  • 14 Photos: Starting Work on a New Water Project in Maldonado, Bolivia

    14 Photos: Starting Work on a New Water Project in Maldonado, Bolivia Mano a Mano staff is starting work on a new water project in Maldonado, Bolivia. As with many of our projects, the working conditions are difficult: it is about 14,000 feet above sea level, and it is cold, wet, and windy. With the […]The post 14 Photos: Starting Work on a New Water Project in Maldonado, Bolivia appeared first on...

  • Join Us July 23rd, 2017 for Mano a Mano’s 8th Annual Event

    Join Us July 23rd, 2017 for Mano a Mano’s 8th Annual Event Join us for our 8th annual event – held for the first time at Mano a Mano’s office/warehouse in St. Paul! There will be beer and wine, pizza, a food truck, live music, silent auction, and tours & displays. We will have a […]The post Join Us July 23rd, 2017 for Mano a Mano’s 8th Annual Event appeared first on Mano a Mano.

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  • “With Water, We Can Improve Life For Our Families”

    “With Water, We Can Improve Life For Our Families” Mano a Mano worked with the community of Sancayani, a rural Bolivian community high in the Andes mountains 14,000 feet above sea level, to build a water reservoir that can improve family nutrition and income for 9,600 Bolivians. This water project consists of two large water […]The post “With Water, We Can Improve Life For Our Families” appeared f...

  • Teacher Trip to Bolivia – June 2017

    Teacher Trip to Bolivia – June 2017 Mano a Mano invites you to join a 9 day group trip for teachers to Cochabamba, Bolivia from June 17-25, 2017. We will visit rural Bolivian schools to view teaching methods, develop curriculum with their teachers, learn how they keep parents involved, and have an opportunity to interact […]The post Teacher Trip to Bolivia – June 2017 appeared first on Mano a Mano...

  • Four Containers With Almost 85,000 Pounds of Supplies En Route From Minnesota to Bolivia

    Four Containers With Almost 85,000 Pounds of Supplies En Route From Minnesota to Bolivia This morning, all four containers – that Mano a Mano volunteers have spent the last few days loading – have been picked up from the Mano a Mano warehouse in St. Paul, Minnesota and are starting their journey to Bolivia. Nearly […]The post Four Containers With Almost 85,000 Pounds of Supplies En Route From Minn...

  • Container Loading – Day One (Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017)

    Container Loading – Day One (Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017) All 4 containers arrived at Mano a Mano yesterday, and today volunteers helped load 2 of the 4 containers. We’ll finish loading the other 2 containers tomorrow and Saturday morning. Thanks to everyone that helped out! For more information about this shipment and the surplus program, […]The post Container Loading – Day One (Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017...

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  • Video: From Minnesota to Bolivia: Distributing Donated Medical Supplies

    Video: From Minnesota to Bolivia: Distributing Donated Medical Supplies Mano a Mano collects donated supplies in Minnesota and ships them to Bolivia, where they are distributed to people and organizations in need throughout the country. Check out footage and interviews from our most recent large-scale distribution of supplies in October 2016 at the Mano a […]The post Video: From Minnesota to Boliv...

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  • When the Rain Won’t Come: Farmers Receive Agricultural Training and Workshops in Omereque

    Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Lindsay Emi. Lindsay is a writer and student from Los Angeles, California. She is eighteen years old and a volunteer from Princeton University’s Bridge Year Program in Bolivia. She will spend six months in Cochabamba volunteering with Mano a Mano, and then attend Princeton beginning in the fall of […]The post When the Rain Won’t Come: Farmers Receive Agricult...

  • Thanks MN Alliance With Youth, St. Kate’s, and Mano a Mano Volunteers!

    Thanks MN Alliance With Youth, St. Kate’s, and Mano a Mano Volunteers! We want to send a special thank-you to everyone that has volunteered with Mano a Mano in recent weeks. Mano a Mano depends on our wonderful volunteers in every aspect of our work, from Minnesota volunteers sorting and packing donated medical supplies in […]The post Thanks MN Alliance With Youth, St. Kate’s, and Mano a Mano Volu...

  • Help Ship 4 Containers From Minnesota to Bolivia February 9-11

    Help Ship 4 Containers From Minnesota to Bolivia February 9-11 Mano a Mano is loading 4 40-foot containers with up to to 100,000 pounds of donated medical supplies, and we need your help! If you are interested in helping out, please contact Carmen (carmen@manoamano.org or 651-457-3141). We especially need help for the February 9th shifts. […]The post Help Ship 4 Containers From Minnesota to Bolivi...

  • 18 Photos From an Environmental Workshop on January 18, 2017

    18 Photos From an Environmental Workshop on January 18, 2017 On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 Mano a Mano hosted a workshop for 14 community leaders from Lapiani, Tapacari Province, Cochabamba Department, Bolivia. The workshop focused on methods for caring for the environment, along with principles of ecological agriculture. Photo Album of Environmental Workshop on Facebook […]The post 18 Photos F...

  • 14 Pictures from the Center for Ecological Agriculture – January 2017

    14 Pictures from the Center for Ecological Agriculture – January 2017 These 14 pictures are from Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture (CEA) over the past few weeks. (Thanks to Mano a Mano volunteer Natalie Makepeace for taking the pictures!) The goal of the CEA is to provide low-cost, low-tech tools & training for […]The post 14 Pictures from the Center for Ecological Agriculture – Janu...

  • Learn More About Mano a Mano’s Environmental Education Workshops in Bolivia

    Learn More About Mano a Mano’s Environmental Education Workshops in Bolivia Mano a Mano staff traveled to 4 communities in the municipality of Omereque, Bolivia on December 19-21 to provide environmental education workshops, and visit some of the water ponds (atajados) that Mano a Mano has built in the area. Staff from Mano a Mano […]The post Learn More About Mano a Mano’s Environmental Education ...

  • Water Ponds in Omereque, Bolivia

    Water Ponds in Omereque, Bolivia Mano a Mano staff traveled to 4 communities in the municipality of Omereque, Bolivia on December 19-21 to provide environmental education workshops, and visit some of the water ponds (atajados) that Mano a Mano has built in the area. In 2010, Mano a Mano built 153 atajados, or small water ponds, […]The post Water Ponds in Omereque, Bolivia appeared first on Mano a ...

  • Environmental Workshop in Omereque, Bolivia

    Environmental Workshop in Omereque, Bolivia Last week, staff and volunteers from our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Internacional traveled to Huertas, Omereque, Bolivia to provide an environmental workshop to residents. Workshop Topics The workshop focused on easy ways to care for the environment and basic sanitation issues. These workshops are a part of Mano a […]The post Environmental Work...

  • New Schools and Clinics – 2016

    New Schools and Clinics – 2016 In the second half of 2016, Mano a Mano has completed 3 new clinic projects (in Bombeo, Rodeo Bajo, and Copacabana) and 4 new school projects (in Sora Sora, Tunas Pampa, Comun Pampa, and Kichka Muqu) that provide access to health and education for isolated rural Bolivian communities. Each […]The post New Schools and Clinics – 2016 appeared first on Mano a Mano.

  • November 28-December 4: Two Kinds of Visits to the CEA

    Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Lindsay Emi. Lindsay is a writer and student from Los Angeles, California. She is eighteen years old and a volunteer from Princeton University’s Bridge Year Program in Bolivia. She will spend six months in Cochabamba volunteering with Mano a Mano, and then attend Princeton beginning in the fall of […]The post November 28-December 4: Two Kinds of Visits to the...

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  • 2 Upcoming Events at Mano a Mano This Weekend

    2 Upcoming Events at Mano a Mano This Weekend This is just a reminder that Mano a Mano has 2 events taking place on Saturday and Sunday – this upcoming weekend – that you are welcome to attend. More information for both events is below. We hope to see you there! Book Reading & Discussion […]The post 2 Upcoming Events at Mano a Mano This Weekend appeared first on Mano a Mano.

  • Volunteers Prepare Donated Medical Supplies For Distribution in Bolivia

    Editor’s Note: The post below was written by Sam Klein, a volunteer from the US that will be working with Mano a Mano Internacional in Bolivia for the next few months. This is Sam’s fourth post (CLICK HERE to read the first one about their first few weeks with Oxford students at the CEA, CLICK HERE to read […]The post Volunteers Prepare Donated Medical Supplies For Distribution in Bolivia appeared...

  • Farmers Visiting Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture for Eco-Education

    Editor’s Note: The post below was written by Sam Klein, a volunteer from the US that will be working with Mano a Mano Internacional in Bolivia for the next few months. This is Sam’s third post (CLICK HERE to read the first one about their first few weeks with Oxford students at the CEA, and CLICK […]The post Farmers Visiting Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture for Eco-Education appeare...

Mano a Mano International

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  • Volunteer Spotlight: Dianne Van Goor

    Volunteer Spotlight: Dianne Van Goor You could say that Dianne Van Goor got started on the path toward becoming a Mano a Mano volunteer 72 years ago, when she met Mano co-founder Joan Velasquez at the age of three. “We’ve been close all through our lives,” she says now. “It’s been a friendship with a […]The post Volunteer Spotlight: Dianne Van Goor appeared first on Mano a Mano.

Mano a Mano International

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  • Mano a Mano’s Winter Greenhouse Construction Project is Halfway Complete

    Editor’s Note: The post below was written by Sam Klein, a volunteer from the US that will be working with Mano a Mano Internacional in Bolivia for the next few months. This is Sam’s second post (CLICK HERE to read the first one about their first few weeks with Oxford students at the CEA). We […]The post Mano a Mano’s Winter Greenhouse Construction Project is Halfway Complete appeared first on Mano...

  • Join Us For Mano a Mano Co-Founder Joan Velasquez’s Retirement Party on October 2nd

    Join Us For Mano a Mano Co-Founder Joan Velasquez’s Retirement Party on Sunday, October 2nd After 22+ years of pro bono, full-time volunteer work, Joan is ‘retiring’ from the day-to-day Mano a Mano management team at the end of this year. Help us honor Joan and celebrate her tremendous dedication on Sunday, October 2nd, from […]The post Join Us For Mano a Mano Co-Founder Joan Velasquez’s Retiremen...

  • Book Reading & Discussion on October 1st at Mano a Mano Office

    Book Reading & Discussion on October 1st at Mano a Mano Office Mano a Mano is hosting a book reading on Saturday, October 1st from 10-11:30 am. Mary Martin, the author of Mano a Mano’s second book La Familia: An International Love Story will be reading from the book and talking about the process of getting […]The post Book Reading & Discussion on October 1st at Mano a Mano Office appeared first on...

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