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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Building a Well: Step-by-Step in Photos

Building a Well: Step-by-Step in Photos Water is a tremendous issue in Bolivia; in November 2016 the Bolivian government declared a national state of emergency due to the “worst drought in 25 years.” At least 172 of the country’s 339 municipalities (equivalent of U.S. counties) and more than 125,000 farming households have been affected, with […]