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 Projects

The Wirkini project joins Mano a Mano’s 8 other large-scale water retention projects that benefit 131,062 people throughout Bolivia (51,062 directly). Our first water reservoir was built in Ucuchi, Bolivia in 2005 (this reservoir is the other project featured in the video) and has been consistently providing water to the community for more than a decade, even in times of drought like Bolivia is currently experiencing. We are expecting the Wirkini reservoir to work as well as the Ucuchi reservoir, for many years to come.

It Takes Many People Working Together To Build These Projects

Each of these projects is a huge effort, involving the community, their municipal government, our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo, and many other supporters. Without the commitment of so many people, none of these projects would be possible!

A local woman works on the Wirkini reservoir - almost everybody pitches in!

A local woman works on the Wirkini reservoir – almost everybody pitches in!



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