Omereque Atajados (Water Ponds)

Omereque Atajados (Water Ponds)

Omereque Atajados  In 2010, Mano a Mano built 153 atajados, or small water ponds, in Omereque. Each pond provides water for one to four Bolivian farm families. Mano a Mano’s mission in these water projects is to improve conditions and quality of life at the...
Building Wells in Omereque, Bolivia

Building Wells in Omereque, Bolivia

Building Wells in Omereque, Bolivia In small, isolated rural Bolivian communities, water is a challenge even in the best of times; the rainy season lasts 2-3 months, and the rest of the year is very dry. The past 2 years have seen severe droughts throughout the...
“Beyond Sustainability” Travel to Omereque

“Beyond Sustainability” Travel to Omereque

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Lindsay Emi. Lindsay is a writer and student from Los Angeles, California. She is eighteen years old and a volunteer from Princeton University’s Bridge Year Program in Bolivia. She will spend six months in Cochabamba volunteering...
Water Ponds in Omereque, Bolivia

Water Ponds in Omereque, Bolivia

Water Ponds in Omereque, Bolivia Mano a Mano staff traveled to 4 communities in the municipality of Omereque, Bolivia on December 19-21 to provide environmental education workshops, and visit some of the water ponds (atajados) that Mano a Mano has built in the area....