One of Mano a Mano’s primary project areas is water. Last year we completed one of our biggest water projects in Sancayani, a Bolivian community a few hours outside of Cochabamba that is more than 14,000 feet above sea level.
In all of our projects, we are very committed to listening to the community about their needs, and working in collaboration with them throughout the process – in the end, the project is theirs (learn more about our collaborative model here). Throughout the course of any project, Mano a Mano staff meets with the community and local municipality officials frequently to make sure that everyone is on the same page and knows what is going on.
Whenever Mano a Mano is on site in a community, we are always talking with community members. In the video below, hear from Don Eloy Montano, a Sancayani resident, about why water is so important for his family’s future: