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.

Staff from Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo working on the deep water well in Islas Malvinas – May 2023

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.

Brochure for the dedication ceremony of the community development projects – March 14th, 2023

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