Mano a Mano staff visited our Ucuchi reservoir, Mano a Mano’s first water project built in 2005 (Ucuchi is a community just outside of Cochabamba).
3,600 people directly benefit from the project. In its first year after completion, 640 hectares of land were being irrigated, as opposed to 250 hectares previously, and personal incomes went from $150/year to $300/year. We have been working on an expansion of this project this year.
Ucuchi is one of 7 major water projects that our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo has completed since 2005; check out an overview of all of our water projects here.