Local water users provided production inputs in exchange for families´ commitments to conserve their forested watersheds.

Building sustainable livelihoods.

Helping communities protect their water through the conservation of their forests.

Farming communities are helping to protect one of South America´s biodiversity hotspots.

Adaptation, mitigation, watershed protection & local development.

Strengthening and consolidating local institutions for watersheds conservation.


A forest guardian in the Andean foothills

Carlos Calani Perez arrived from Bolivia’s high altiplano twenty years ago, to settle in the foothills of the Andes next to one of the most biodiverse protected areas of the planet, the Amboró National Park.
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Paradise land with good water

Patricio Roque was born in the north of Potosí, and arrived in the Municipality of El Torno in 1971 aged 19. Married to Vicenta Taraña, with 5 children, Patricio is now 66 years old. Patricio works as a famer and raises…

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Our Achievements

of forest conserved by Reciprocal Water Agreements (RWA)

of forest conserved by Protected Areas

benefited with supplies and productive initiatives, that have improved their quality of life and family economy

out of 339 municipalities in Bolivia are implementing RWA

users that are contributing to 36 local funds

The Water Maker