Water is More than 50 Feet Deep in the Wirkini Reservoir
The water in Mano a Mano’s water reservoir in Wirkini, Bolivia is nearly overflowing, and is over 50 feet deep:
When the project was dedicated in October 2016 it was 20 feet deep:
Farmers in the community have had ample water for their crops; they have even shared the water with their neighbors who didn’t help on the project, because they never believed that this project would ever have been completed.
Wirkini Residents Talk About the Reservoir and the Impact it Will Have for Them
More Information about the Wirkini Water Reservoir
- Note from Mano a Mano co-founder Segundo Velasquez from the dedication
- Pictures & information from August when construction was being finalized
- Post from volunteer Sam Klein about a site visit to Wirkini in September
Mano a Mano Water Projects
The Wirkini project joins Mano a Mano’s 8 other large-scale water retention projects that benefit 131,062 people throughout Bolivia (51,062 directly). Our first water reservoir was built in Ucuchi, Bolivia in 2005 (this reservoir is the other project featured in the video) and has been consistently providing water to the community for more than a decade, even in times of drought like Bolivia is currently experiencing. We are expecting the Wirkini reservoir to work as well as the Ucuchi reservoir, for many years to come.