Many families living in the Bolivian Andes Mountains earn less than $2.00 a day. They believe educating their children is their only escape from poverty. Sadly, children cannot attend school unless their parents can afford to purchase school supplies for them. The required annual supplies cost an average of $35 per child; which is often an impossible burden for families with multiple school-aged children. Mano a Mano collects usable, often new, school supplies that are abandoned in U.S. students’ lockers at the end of each school year. Volunteers pack and ship these supplies to Bolivia, where they are distributed to children in need. Once they have the needed supplies, parents can send their children to school.