Water is flowing from the new deep water well Mano a Mano is building in partnership with the community of Islas Malvinas, Bolivia.
The last rainy season (which has recently ended) barely provided even one single measurable amount of rain water throughout much of the Andes regions of Bolivia. Bolivia’s rainy season is a three-month period during the months of December, January, and February. This year, there were minor drizzles but no measurable rain. People in the Cochabamba valley region are worried.
The community of Islas Malvinas, where Mano a Mano is drilling a deep water well in partnership with the community and US donors, is excited to know they no longer have to depend on drinking water that is trucked in every two weeks. People from Islas Malvinas will now have the water they need for their daily use.
In early May 2023, we reached a depth of 100 feet. The final depth of the well at Islas Malvinas will be around 220 feet. Much deeper, the water might be too salty; too shallow, there might not be sufficient water for the town.
Dedicating Other Community Development Projects in Islas Malvinas – March 2023
Earlier this year, Mano a Mano completed other community development projects in the area: a protective dam, road improvement, and excavation for a small water reservoir for irrigation.
Learn More About Mano a Mano Water Projects
- Training Mamanaca, Bolivia Residents on Efficient Use of Their Water
- Building Water Projects and Community Development Projects: Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo 2022 Report
- Dedicating the Mamanaca Water Well on March 14th, 2023
- Dedicating a 6-Story Water Tank in Chirusi Rosario on October 26th (2022)
- Working on Water Projects in Cliza and Islas Malvinas (2022)