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This year we celebrate 30 years of a relationship between the people of Anapra/Poleo and Kansas City.  […]

Our Mission

Manos Amigas KC builds bridges of understanding, solidarity, and community across the US/Mexico border for a better tomorrow.

Friendly hands for a better tomorrow

How we fulfill our mission

Manos Amigas KC is a core group of volunteers in Anapra/Poleo and Kansas City listening to the needs of the community and gathering resources and support.

• Sponsoring education for students from primary through college.
• Building life-long relationships between sponsors and students.
• Improving physical health through education and emergency medical assistance.
• Supporting an annual Vacation Bible School.
• Encouraging individual growth and a strong community through service opportunities for children and adults.
• Honoring the elderly by meeting basic needs and providing companionship.
• Learning and educating others about the realities of life at the US/Mexico border.
• Providing a place to build community

    65+
    Sponsored Students

    60+
    Families in Need

    28+
    Elderly and Medical Needs

    Our Programs

    Building bridges of support

    youth receiving backpacks full of school supplies

    EDUCATION SPONSORSHIP

    Public education is not free in Mexico. In the early 1990’s when we started our sponsorship program, many families in Anapra faced the difficult decision of providing food for their children or paying the fees to send them to school.

    group of anapra youths gathered around a table coloring

    VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

    Vacation Bible School was the first request from the core team in Anapra. During the summer, parents are working and children are left at home in the heat with nothing to do and sometimes nothing to eat. VBS provides an activity and a healthy snack.

    HEALTH & WELLNESS PROGRAM

    Manos Amigas provides medical assistance to members of the Anapra community. This assistance covers prescription costs, doctor visits and travel to hospitals and clinics.

    ELDERLY SUPPORT

    The majority of those needing our help are older women; therefore, we call this arm of our program “Adopt an Abuela” (abuela is Spanish for grandma). Many of the abuelas are widows with little to no family and no source of income.

    GET INVOLVED

    For a better tomorrow

    There are many hours of work needed to support Manos Amigas. Some volunteers choose to travel to Anapra to work and visit with the families we serve. Others help with administrative tasks, collecting school supplies, translating letters, planning VBS crafts, and numerous other tasks.

    If you are willing to help in any way, we will find something for you to do!
    Volunteer