For more than a decade Mano a Mano has built large-scale reservoirs to help farmers retain water year-round. In recent years we have also been building wells to better meet the immediate needs of communities. We have heard that these wells that we have built in the Omereque area – more than 45 so far, with more to go – have helped farmers save their crops this year.
The surface wells consist of digging a well near a river basin.
Wells are lined with cement rings and covered with a solid lid. Pumps are used to extract water to irrigate fields.