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 […]

5 New Pictures From the Maldonado Water Project

Ivo Velasquez from our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo recently sent 5 new pictures from the Maldonado water reservoir. One third of the levee foundation, or “keyway” channel,  has been filled, and is ready to build the levee wall on top of it. The two other portions are coming along; soon the whole […]

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 […]

Water is More than 50 Feet Deep in the Wirkini Reservoir

Water is More than 50 Feet Deep in the Wirkini Reservoir The water in Mano a Mano’s water reservoir in Wirkini, Bolivia is nearly overflowing, and is over 50 feet deep: When the project was dedicated in October 2016 it was 20 feet deep: Farmers in the community have had ample water for their crops; […]

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 […]

“This Reservoir is the Inheritance For Our Children”

“This Reservoir is the Inheritance For Our Children” People standing on the levee wall of Mano a Mano’s water reservoir in Wirkini, Bolivia which was dedicated last week. 347 families – more than 2,000 people – now have consistent access to water, to grow more crops and be able to better provide for their families. […]

Farmers and Mano a Mano Celebrate Wirkini Water Reservoir Dedication

Editor’s Note: The post below was written by Sam Klein, a volunteer from the US that will be working with Mano a Mano Internacional in Bolivia for the next few months. This is Sam’s seventh post (CLICK HERE to read the first one about their first few weeks with Oxford students at the CEA, CLICK HERE to read […]

New Reservoir Ensures Water Security For Hundreds of Bolivians

Editor’s Note: The post below was written by Sam Klein, a volunteer from the US that will be working with Mano a Mano Internacional in Bolivia for the next few months. This is Sam’s fifth post (CLICK HERE to read the first one about their first few weeks with Oxford students at the CEA, CLICK HERE to read […]