Drilling for Water in Kollpa Ciako, Bolivia

Drilling for Water in Kollpa Ciako, Bolivia

Mano a Mano is currently drilling a water well in Kollpa Ciako, just past Punata from Cochabamba. We have reached 102 meters (334 feet), and we plan to drill to 120 meters (393 feet), and we have reached a source of water.

Mano a Mano drilling a deep well in Kollpa Ciako, Bolivia, November 2018.

Mano a Mano drilling a deep well in Kollpa Ciako, Bolivia, November 2018.

Seeing the success of the work and the impressive machinery at hand,  4 new communities requested wells from Mano a Mano today.  Each is gathering the portion of the contribution they have to come up with in order to schedule a drill date.

Mano a Mano drilling a deep well and reaching water in Kollpa Ciako, Bolivia, November 2018.

Mano a Mano drilling a deep well and reaching water in Kollpa Ciako, Bolivia, November 2018.

Mano a Mano Water Projects

Being able to drill deep wells is an exciting addition to Mano a Mano’s water projects. Mano a Mano seeks the most feasible means for accessing water when communities ask us to partner with them. We have constructed or improved 320 farm ponds in areas where tillable land plots are not side by side; 47 surface wells in communities that lie near banks of large rivers; and 9 large water reservoirs. We are currently dredging 83 ponds built by others, which have since filled with silt.



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