Dedicating a Water Reservoir in Maldonado, Bolivia

Dedicating a Water Reservoir in Maldonado, Bolivia On March 13, 2019 Mano a Mano dedicated a water reservoir project in the community of Maldonado, Bolivia. Mano a Mano staff started work on this water project in February 2017. As with many of our projects, the working conditions have been difficult: it is about 14,000 feet […]

Visiting Mano a Mano’s Newest Water Reservoir in Maldonado, Bolivia

Yesterday (February 26, 2019), Mano a Mano staff visited our newest water reservoir project in Maldonado, Bolivia – and it’s at close to full capacity of its maximum water level.

The Maldonado Water Reservoir is Full

The Maldonado Water Reservoir is Full Mano a Mano’s water reservoir project in Maldonado, Bolivia is one meter from at full capacity of its maximum water level. Mano a Mano staff started work on this water project in February 2017. As with many of our projects, the working conditions have been difficult: it is about 14,000 feet […]

The Laguna Sulti Water Reservoir is Full

The Laguna Sulti Water Reservoir is Full Mano a Mano staff visited the Laguna Sulti Water Reservoir recently, and it is full of water as the rainy season begins. In 2007, Mano a Mano completed this project, which provides water access to 3,600 Bolivians. Farmers there tell us that having water access almost guarantees them a […]

Drilling a Pilot Deep Water Well in Laguna Carmen, Bolivia

Drilling a Pilot Deep Water Well in Laguna Carmen, Bolivia After searching for two years, Mano a Mano located and purchased equipment that can successfully drill for water through hard rock to a depth of 340 meters. Working through the challenges of removing this machinery from the mine where it had been used in the […]

Maldonado Water Project – Early August 2017 Update

Maldonado Water Project – Early August 2017 Update From our staff at our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo: All work in the nucleus of the levee has been completed.  All compacting in the area where top soil was removed has also been completed.  We are pleased that the levee has reached a half-meter […]

Maldonado Water Project Update – Late July 2017

Maldonado Water Project Update – Late July 2017 These are photos of additional work taking place re-compacting the “nucleo” of the reservoir wall for Maldonado. This is the third and last section. Soon we will be at level ground for the entire levee. At that point we will start to see visual progress. Maldonado Water […]

5 New Pictures From the Maldonado Water Project

Ivo Velasquez from our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo recently sent 5 new pictures from the Maldonado water reservoir. One third of the levee foundation, or “keyway” channel,  has been filled, and is ready to build the levee wall on top of it. The two other portions are coming along; soon the whole […]

Building the Levee Wall for the Maldonado Water Reservoir

Building the Levee Wall for the Maldonado Water Reservoir The work of removing unwanted soil – in the area where the levee wall will be built for this reservoir – has been cleared and dug out/in about 4-5 meters deep along the whole way of the levee. When completed, this project will make it possible […]

Work on the Maldonado Water Reservoir Has Started

Work on the Maldonado Water Reservoir Has Started Mano a Mano has recently started the clearing/cleaning of the site where the reservoir levee will be constructed. All the black soil from this whole area will be removed and ultimately replaced. After the clearing/cleaning is accomplished, personnel will be digging 4 meters into the ground (and […]