Impact and Programs
Mano a Mano’s impact is reflected in the amount of support provided as follows ; Mano a Mano has completed well over 300 community projects that impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of people annually. Most importantly, these projects are owned by the communities themselves and are sustainable - every project we have built continues to operate, with many projects being 10 or even 20 years old. Mano a Mano has hosted 12 speaker series as part of our “Indigenous peoples and their environments speaker series”, Purchased a new Plane to increase capacity to provide more efficient Emergency Flights. Shipped 166607.00 Pounds of Donated Supplies from Minnesota to Bolivia. Constructed 168 Surface Wells, 2 deep water wells, and 1 Water Reservoir. Completed 9 miles of rural road in San Lorenzo and San Pablo communities.Constructed 3 New Health Clinics in the Communities of Jatun-Mayu, Villa Rosario y Candelaria. Trained 170 Farmers and 599 technicians, hosted 2020 school children and adults at Mano a Mano’s Center for Ecological Agriculture. Constructed 9 greenhouses. Volunteers Contributed 18383 Hours in the United States and 6868 hours in Bolivia.
Mano a Mano is composed of 5 counterpart organizations, each with distinct goals & budgets. Programmatic goals are dictated by fund availability, which are discussed and agreed upon for each organization by the Board at the beginning of the year. The goal for each program is to improve as an organization; maintain their current projects & services; and expand projects & services as funding allows.
Community or Constituency Served
Mano a Mano partners primarily with rural Bolivian communities in need. Most of these communities are small, isolated, subsistence farming communities where average family size is 6 and average income is around $200-$300 annually.
Geographic Area Served
Twin Cities, Ramsey County and the Country of Bolivia