Dedicating a Water Reservoir in Maldonado, Bolivia

On March 13, 2019 Mano a Mano dedicated a water reservoir project in the community of Maldonado, Bolivia.

Brochure for the Dedication of the Maldonado Reservoir

Mano a Mano staff started work on this water project in February 2017. As with many of our projects, the working conditions have been difficult: it is about 14,000 feet above sea level, and it is cold, wet, and windy.

This project makes it possible for 96 subsistence farm families (about 600 people) to irrigate 250 acres of cropland and to water their livestock, as well as having water for household use.

Pictures from the Dedication – March 2019

Mano a Mano staff, community members, and government officials dedicate the Maldonado Water Reservoir.

Taking a tour of the new reservoir by boat.

Maldonado Water Reservoir

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Working Together

Like every Mano a Mano project, this water reservoir was a collaboration among many people working together:

  • Mano a Mano International
  • Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo
  • Lored Foundation
  • Richard and Megan Condon
  • Gobierno Autonomo Municipal de Sacaba
  • Mano a Mano staff & volunteers

Mano a Mano beginning work on the reservoir in February 2017.

Water Projects are a Priority

With the recent drought conditions in Bolivia, with effects felt for many years, water projects like this one are especially important to help rural communities manage their resources throughout the year.

Because of the need, water projects are a high priority for Mano a Mano and the communities that we partner with. In addition to building large-scale water reservoirs, we also build wells and small water ponds in communities where the smaller projects are a better fit.