Building the Levee Wall for the Maldonado Water Reservoir

Building the Levee Wall for the Maldonado Water Reservoir The work of removing unwanted soil – in the area where the levee wall will be built for this reservoir – has been cleared and dug out/in about 4-5 meters deep along the whole way of the levee. When completed, this project will make it possible […]

Work on the Maldonado Water Reservoir Has Started

Work on the Maldonado Water Reservoir Has Started Mano a Mano has recently started the clearing/cleaning of the site where the reservoir levee will be constructed. All the black soil from this whole area will be removed and ultimately replaced. After the clearing/cleaning is accomplished, personnel will be digging 4 meters into the ground (and […]

14 Photos: Starting Work on a New Water Project in Maldonado, Bolivia

14 Photos: Starting Work on a New Water Project in Maldonado, Bolivia Mano a Mano staff is starting work on a new water project in Maldonado, Bolivia. As with many of our projects, the working conditions are difficult: it is about 14,000 feet above sea level, and it is cold, wet, and windy. With the […]

Visiting the Wirkini Water Reservoir

Visiting the Wirkini Water Reservoir Our co-founder Segundo Velasquez is currently in Bolivia, and he recently stopped by our current water project under construction – a water reservoir in Wirkini, Bolivia. He sent the following note about his visit: I visited the Wirkini project and continue to be amazed at the commitment and dedication of […]

Wirkini Water Reservoir Project 35% Complete

Wirkini Water Reservoir Project 35% Complete Mano a Mano’s water project in Wirkini, Bolivia is about 35% complete! The working conditions are very challenging – it is about 13,000 feet above sea level and very cold and windy – but when complete will provide consistent access to water for more than 2,000 people. Learn more […]

Rivers to Dust

Rivers to Dust We just wanted to share this beautiful video made by Fusion on how climate change is effecting communities in the rural Bolivian Highlands. The people talking in this video have the same concerns as the community represetatives that come to Mano a Mano, asking to partner with us on projects, and water reservoirs […]

El Palmar Road Project Being Dedicated this Week

El Palmar Road Project Being Dedicated this Week   Post by Mano a Mano International.  

Teacher Conference, Agriculture Fair in El Palmar, Bolivia

Mano a Mano has been working on a large road project in El Palmar, Bolivia for years, which is now operational (we are still working on a few small elements, but the road is basically complete). Every project is a huge collaborative effort; read more about our partnership model here. In the past month there […]

Work Continues on Wirkini Water Project

Work continues on Mano a Mano’s current large water reservoir project in Wirkini, Bolivia. Wirkini Construction Photos From Early August 2014 Wirkini Water Project Overview Construction began in May 2014 and is hoped to be completed around the end of the year. Wirkini is a small community located in the Province of Tiraque, Department of Cochabamba, […]