Mano a Mano staff recently visited the Wirkini water reservoir, which is full of water.

Water flowing through the channel at the Wirkini water reservoir, March 2024
The Wirkini water reservoir is 14,000 feet above sea level.

This project – 14,000 feet above sea level – was started in 2012 and completed in 2016; it provides irrigation water to at least 341 Bolivian farm families in the area and irrigates 269 hectares of land (average family size is 6, for a total number of beneficiaries of 2,046). Water is typically only available in the Bolivian Highlands for the 2-3 month rainy season, and the rest of the year is a struggle for farmers to have water access for their crops and livestock (And in recent years, there has been very little rain during the rainy seasons.)

The goal of these Mano a Mano water reservoir projects is to retain water and provide water access year-round for Bolivian farm families.

Mano a Mano’s water reservoir in Laguna Sulti, Bolivia – March 2024

Pictures from the Construction and Dedication of the Wirkini Water Reservoir (2016)

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