In the high Altiplano of Bolivia, the most important need is access to clean water. CHOICE Bolivia has a 35-year record of providing technical skills and knowhow to village leaders of these humble Aymaran communities. Whether its water pumps, wells, water catchment systems, or complete community water systems, CHOICE has become the experts in all water technologies. As stated by Bolivia’s political Constitution, “access to water and sanitation are basic human rights.”
Among a host of other successes, CHOICE Bolivia is proud to highlight the construction of two all community water projects in the communities of Villa Santa Chacoma and Paranco Satatotora. These two systems alone alleviated the water needs of over 4,000 Bolivians! We wish to acknowledge the support of Wellspring Realty in support of Bolivia water projects that helped to make this possible.
These projects are not only about providing water but about allowing the development and expansion of the management capacities of local municipalities. CHOICE builds communities, not just water systems. These projects are merely a tool for developing and strengthening the capacities of village leadership.
CHOICE prides itself in knowing that, even after 35 years of operation, water systems installed in the early 1980’s remain operational today! Recently, our co-founder Dr. Tim Evans visited some early CHOICE water projects in Peru and Bolivia only to find them completely operational and in use to this very day! This would not happen were it not for executing the CHOICE Model of Leadership Development ensures the sustainability of the project over time.