Water Flowing at the Laguna Carmen Water Well

Water Flowing at the Laguna Carmen Water Well Water is flowing at the deep water well Mano a Mano drilled in Laguna Carmen a few weeks ago. We are sending water samples from this well to the University of San Simon in Cochabamba, Bolivia to test for bacteria. This pilot well now yields clean drinking water […]

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 for Water in Kollpa Ciako, Bolivia

Drilling for Water in Kollpa Ciako, Bolivia Mano a Mano is currently drilling a water well in Kollpa Ciako, just past Punata from Cochabamba. We have reached 102 meters (334 feet), and we plan to drill to 120 meters (393 feet), and we have reached a source of water. Seeing the success of the work and […]

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 […]

Improving Atajados (Water Ponds) in Pojo

Improving Atajados (Water Ponds) in Pojo Mano a Mano staff are preparing our heavy equipment to go to Pojo (Carrasco Province in the Department of Cochabamba), Bolivia to dredge 75 water ponds before the rainy season begins. Mano a Mano Water Projects Our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo partners with Bolivian communities to […]

Families Benefiting from the Wirkini Water Reservoir

Families Benefiting from the Wirkini Water Reservoir Paulino Rocha Gonzales, 44 years old, married with 4 children living in Iluri Grande, Tiraque Province, is a direct beneficiary of the waters made possible by the Wirkini reservoir. He mentions that the water in the reservoir is currently full, with the excess water flowing through the overflow […]

Building Water Wells in Bolivia

Building Water Wells in Bolivia Rural community leaders approach us regularly with requests to help them access water. Extensive discussions lay the groundwork for developing formal agreements among the elected community leaders, municipal officials and Mano a Mano, and define, prior to initiating the project, the contributions and responsibilities of each participating entity. Mano a […]

Construction Photos of Maldonado Water Project – December 2017

Construction Photos of Maldonado Water Project – December 2017 Construction of the water reservoir in Maldonado is continuing to make progress. These are recent photos of work taking place at the Maldonado reservoir, which is currently focused on protecting the reservoir wall from soil erosion in the future. The boulders in place are the “maestra”, or […]

Water Filling in the Maldonado Water Reservoir

Water Filling in the Maldonado Water Reservoir Water is starting to fill in Mano a Mano’s water reservoir project in Maldonado, Bolivia. Mano a Mano staff started work on this new water project in February 2017. As with many of our projects, the working conditions are difficult: it is about 14,000 feet above sea level, […]

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 country (last year a state of emergency was declared […]