Building Wells in Omereque, Bolivia

Building Wells in Omereque, Bolivia In small, isolated rural Bolivian communities, water is a challenge even in the best of times; the rainy season lasts 2-3 months, and the rest of the year is very dry. The past 2 years have seen severe droughts throughout the country (last year a state of emergency was declared […]

From 8,500 Feet Above Sea Level to 16,500 Feet Above Sea Level

From 8,500 Feet Above Sea Level to 16,500 Feet Above Sea Level Mano a Mano’s counterpart organization Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo completed a new 54-mile road in Cotagaita, Bolivia in 2008 – still our longest road project to date. The Cotagaita road goes from 8,500 feet above sea level to 16,500 feet above sea […]

Work on the Road to San Lorenzo

Work on the Road to San Lorenzo The 100 year flooding of 2014 in the tropical area of Beni devastated the minimal road and bridge infrastructure the communities of San Lorenzo and surrounding areas depended on. Even prior to this flooding, the community of San Lorenzo had been requesting assistance from Mano a Mano to […]

Maldonado Water Project – Early August 2017 Update

Maldonado Water Project – Early August 2017 Update From our staff at our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo: All work in the nucleus of the levee has been completed.  All compacting in the area where top soil was removed has also been completed.  We are pleased that the levee has reached a half-meter […]

Maldonado Water Project Update – Late July 2017

Maldonado Water Project Update – Late July 2017 These are photos of additional work taking place re-compacting the “nucleo” of the reservoir wall for Maldonado. This is the third and last section. Soon we will be at level ground for the entire levee. At that point we will start to see visual progress. Maldonado Water […]

Maldonado Water Project Update – Late June 2017

Maldonado Water Project Update – Late June 2017 Mano a Mano co-founder Segundo Velasquez just got back from a trip to Bolivia, which included a site visit to our water project underway in Maldonado, Bolivia: I just came back from Bolivia.  I want to tell you that the Maldonado project is coming along quite well. […]

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 […]

Loading 3 40-ft. Containers with 75,000 pounds of Supplies

Loading 3 40-ft. Containers with 75,000 pounds of Supplies  More Pictures on Facebook Post by Mano a Mano International.    

Pena Colorada School Project

Pena Colorada School Project   Post by Mano a Mano International.  

Mano a Mano Case Study on Open Road Website

Mano a Mano Case Study on Open Road Website Mano a Mano is featured as a case study on the Open Road Alliance website for their support of our road project in Culpina, Bolivia. Because we work in extremely isolated rural areas, there are many difficulties and unexpected issues that come up during any project, […]