La Paz Region Water Filter Construction Training – Bolivia

Water Charity is Training 30 People To Make & Distribute Water Filters Clean water for the slums of Bolivia’s capital city, La Paz! This project is made possible through the partnership of WATER CHARITY and the NATIONAL PEACE CORPS ASSOCIATION. Location: La Paz, Bolivia Problem Addressed: The ex-urban areas surrounding La Paz, Bolivia are growing extremely rapidly. Some estimates are that the population in these areas now outstrips […]

Conclusion of Chinyata Well Project – Bolivia

This project has been completed under the direction of Joan Velasquez, RPCV Bolivia (’67 – ’69), Co-Founder and Board Member of Mano a Mano, and Nate Knatterud-Hubinger, it’s Executive Director. To read about the start of the project, CLICK HERE. The project was designed to drill a well in Chinyata. Nate reports: Mano a Mano’s water […]

Chinyata Well Project – Bolivia

This project is made possible through the partnership of WATER CHARITY and the NATIONAL PEACE CORPS ASSOCIATION. This project has been completed.  To read about the conclusion, CLICK HERE.  Location Chinyata, Bolivia Community Description Chinyata is a high rural Andean community, located about 20 kilometers from the outskirts of the city of Cochabamba. Chinyata’s population of […]

Conclusion of Community Filter Project – Bolivia

This project has been completed under the direction of Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) Gina Collignon, with the help of her co-instructors Tim and Brett. To read about the start of this project, CLICK HERE. This is our second bio-sand filter project in the Rurrenabaque area of Bolivia, and our third project directed by an […]

Community Filter Project – Bolivia

Location Near Rurrenabaque, Beni, Bolivia Community Description The larger project focuses on remote and marginalized Tacana, Tsimane and Moseten communities in the Rurrenabaque area of the Bolivian Amazon. The communities have no access to running water or electricity and are largely subsistence farmers, fishermen and hunters. Last year, a project was done at the community […]

Conclusion of Rurrenabaque Filter Project – Bolivia

To read the beginning post on this project, CLICK HERE. We are happy to report on the successful completion of this project by Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) Helen Rortvedt. As our first project let by an RPCV, it has proven the validity of the concept, and promises to lead the way to future projects. […]

Rurrenabaque Filter Project – Bolivia

Location Rurrenabaque, Beni, Bolivia Community Description Rurrenabaque, or “Rurre”, as it is known locally is a sleepy town situated on the eastern edge of the Andes mountains and serves as a gateway (socially and ecologically) to the vast Amazonian basin. The town of Rurre has about 15,000 inhabitants, but it feels smaller than that. Surrounding […]