14 Photos: Starting Work on a New Water Project in Maldonado, Bolivia

New water project in Maldonado, Bolivia.

New water project in Maldonado, Bolivia.

Mano a Mano staff is starting work on a new water project in Maldonado, Bolivia. As with many of our projects, the working conditions are difficult: it is about 14,000 feet above sea level, and it is cold, wet, and windy. With the severe drought currently affecting Bolivia, water projects like this one are especially important to help rural communities manage their resources.

More Information About Mano a Mano Water Projects

Ivo Velasquez from Mano a Mano’s counterpart organization Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo talks about the impact our newest water reservoir project in Wirkini will have for the communities in the area:

We completed our most recent water reservoir project in Wirkini, Bolivia in October 2016. The reservoir provides access to water for more than 2,000 people in the 5 communities in the area. People were extremely happy with the completion of the project, saying that the reservoir is the “inheritance that they will give to their children.”

Learn more about other Mano a Mano water projects here.