Improving Water Collection for the Ucuchi Reservoir

On December 20, residents of Ucuchi (just outside of Cochabamba) worked alongside staff from our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo to improve the collection channels that direct water to the reservoir, in order to increase the volume of water.

Ucuchi residents arrive to help with the channels.

Ucuchi residents arrive to help with the channels.

One of the concrete channels that direct snow melt from the mountain and rainwater to the reservoir.

One of the concrete channels that direct snow melt from the mountain and rainwater to the reservoir.

Mano a Mano’s First Water Reservoir

This water reservoir in Ucuchi was the first reservoir we ever built in 2005; 3,600 people directly benefit from the project. In its first year after completion, 640 hectares of land were being irrigated, as opposed to 250 hectares previously, and personal incomes went from $150/year to $300/year.

Ucuchi reservoir.

Ucuchi reservoir.

Overview of Mano a Mano Water Projects

This year, in addition to the channel improvement, Mano a Mano has been working on an expansion of the reservoir as well. You can see an overview of our major water projects here.



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