“With Water, We Can Improve Life For Our Families”

“With Water, We Can Improve Life For Our Families”

Mano a Mano worked with the community of Sancayani, a rural Bolivian community high in the Andes mountains 14,000 feet above sea level, to build a water reservoir that can improve family nutrition and income for 9,600 Bolivians.

In 2012 Mano a Mano dedicated a large water reservoir project in Sancayani, Bolivia. Sancayani is a rural community in the department of Cochabamba high in the Bolivian Andes – about 14,000 feet above sea level.

In 2012 Mano a Mano dedicated a large water reservoir project in Sancayani, Bolivia. Sancayani is a rural community in the department of Cochabamba high in the Bolivian Andes – about 14,000 feet above sea level.

This water project consists of two large water reservoirs, Sallamani Chico and Sallamani Grande. Rainwater and snow melt are collected via a channel into the Sallamani Chico reservoir first, which can hold about 250,000 cubic meters of water. Once the Sallamani Chico reservoir is filled, excess water flows into the Sallamani Grande reservoir, which can hold about 350,000 cubic meters of water.

The Sancayani reservoir was completed in 2012; you can learn more about the project here.

Sallamani Chico reservoir

Sallamani Chico reservoir, part of the Sancayani water project.

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Special thanks to Mano a Mano volunteers Charles Skrief and Andrea Bond for making this video! #ThrowbackThursday #TBT



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