Maldonado Water Project Update From Mano a Mano Co-Founder Segundo Velasquez

Maldonado Water Project Update From Mano a Mano Co-Founder Segundo Velasquez Mano a Mano Co-Founder Segundo Velasquez is currently in Bolivia as part of a trip that includes visits from Rotary Clubs and Twin Cities-area teachers. He recently visited one of Mano a Mano’s water projects in progress in Maldonado, and sent a few pictures along […]

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; […]

Wirkini Water Reservoir is Full

 Wirkini Water Reservoir is Full Mano a Mano’s water reservoir in Wirkini, Bolivia – completed in October 2016 – is completely full of water right now and almost ready to overflow. The current levels are especially impressive considering that the community has already received multiple releases of water, and that Bolivia is in the midst […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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. This water project consists of two large water […]

Learn More About Mano a Mano’s Environmental Education Workshops in Bolivia

Learn More About Mano a Mano’s Environmental Education Workshops in Bolivia Mano a Mano staff traveled to 4 communities in the municipality of Omereque, Bolivia on December 19-21 to provide environmental education workshops, and visit some of the water ponds (atajados) that Mano a Mano has built in the area. Staff from Mano a Mano […]

Water Ponds in Omereque, Bolivia

Water Ponds in Omereque, Bolivia Mano a Mano staff traveled to 4 communities in the municipality of Omereque, Bolivia on December 19-21 to provide environmental education workshops, and visit some of the water ponds (atajados) that Mano a Mano has built in the area. In 2010, Mano a Mano built 153 atajados, or small water ponds, […]