Visiting the Wirkini Water Reservoir
Our co-founder Segundo Velasquez is currently in Bolivia, and he recently stopped by our current water project under construction – a water reservoir in Wirkini, Bolivia. He sent the following note about his visit:
I visited the Wirkini project and continue to be amazed at the commitment and dedication of our people.
The levee continues to climb even though the fill material is being transported from 10 kilometers away. Literally a mountain is being cut down to remove the good fill dirt we need for the levee. During my visit, I encountered four of our trucks transporting fill material.
And in that short distance they have to climb and descend the famous “wagangui” (” it will make you cry” mountain).
The work we are doing is desperately needed and the conditions we are working in are poor. We lack a decent encampment and the weather is unforgiving. I attached a photo that shows how the weather changed in the one minute I was taking photos.
I brought the LP heater. I will urge that Ivo implement it so workers can, at least, warm up during their breaks.
More Information About Wirkini Water Reservoir
- Water collecting in the reservoir from August 2015
- 5 construction pictures from July 2015
- 8 construction pictures from June 2015
- Wirkini project overview on Mano a Mano project map
- Pictures from May 2014 – Beginning of construction
- Construction update from mid-May 2014
- Pictures from July 2014
- Pictures from August 2014