Water Filling in the Maldonado Water Reservoir

Water Filling in the Maldonado Water Reservoir Water is starting to fill in Mano a Mano’s water reservoir project in Maldonado, Bolivia. Mano a Mano staff started work on this new water project in February 2017. As with many of our projects, the working conditions are difficult: it is about 14,000 feet above sea level, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ucuchi Water Reservoir – Part of the San Isidro Ecotourism Park

Ucuchi Water Reservoir – Part of the San Isidro Ecotourism Park Mano a Mano completed its first water reservoir project in 2005 in Ucuchi, a community just outside of Cochabamba. 3,600 people directly benefit from the project. In its first year after completion, 640 hectares of land were being irrigated, as opposed to 250 hectares […]

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 […]

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. […]

Building a Well: Step-by-Step in Photos

Building a Well: Step-by-Step in Photos Water is a tremendous issue in Bolivia; in November 2016 the Bolivian government declared a national state of emergency due to the “worst drought in 25 years.” At least 172 of the country’s 339 municipalities (equivalent of U.S. counties) and more than 125,000 farming households have been affected, with […]

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 […]