In order for Mano a Mano to be able to partner with Bolivian communities on economic development projects like water reservoirs, deep wells, and roads, we need to be able to provide the skilled labor and heavy equipment that is required for the work; that is one of the primary responsibilities and commitments of Mano a Mano as part of the partnership. Keeping our heavy equipment in good shape is a never-ending process, and is made more difficult since almost all of our development projects are in extremely isolated areas of Bolivia where breakdowns (which inevitably happen!) mean protracted downtime as staff have to travel hours or days one-way to be able to source repair parts in the city. Maintenance and repairs at our Cochabamba warehouse are key.

A Few Equipment Maintenance Projects in April 2022

A dump truck at our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo’s workshop in Cochabamba for repair and maintenance work – April 2022.

Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo staff repairing the motor for one of our Volvo trucks.

Why Our Heavy Equipment is Important for Community Development Projects in Rural Bolivia

Repairing & Maintaining Mano a Mano’s Heavy Equipment

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With our heavy equipment, and many partnerships with the community, their local government, Mano a Mano staff and volunteers, and donors, we are able to make projects like this water well in Chirusi happen!