Local development: water for indigenous communities
Indigenous communities’ receive water at their households with Total in Bolivia´s support.
Guarani child enjoys tap water
Community Liaison Coordinator visiting Yviyeca community
Guarani inhabitants that now recieve tapwater at their patio
Community Water Committee checking installed water system
Direct access for Guarani families
As a part of its local development plan, the societal team contributed to construct and optimize water systems of 13 communities neighboring the Incahuasi Gas Treatment Plant and pipelines. Guarani families that had to walk long distances to fetch water, now have taps in their patio.
Participative development projects
Committed to local sustainable development, Total in Bolivia implements participative projects that benefit directly indigenous inhabitants. Using inclusive planning methodologies, the community´s families and their leaders decide which projects they want the societal funds awarded by the company to be spent in. In this case the Guarani communities chose to expand or improve their water distribution systems, build additional infrastructure, protect their water captions or train their water committee representatives in operation and management.
Positive impacts through social projects
Building long lasting relationships with local actors is part of the company’s social strategy, designed to guide social activities implemented in its operation´s areas. One of the strategy´s principles is to generate positive impacts in local development; therefore Total creates value for the families putting in place social programs that execute educational, health and economical projects such as the water access projects.