from the field: Shramric Shanti school, before and after.

Earlier this year, we expanded our work to Nepal, a country where 3.1 million lack access to clean water. Most charity: water projects around the world are in rural areas, but our Nepal program focuses on the urban poor living in or near Kathmandu.

We just got an update from Eric Stowe, founder and director of our local partner there, A Child’s Right. He was on site for the construction of a new charity: water project at a school called Shramric Shanti. And he relayed some photos from before the project and after:

before.

Shramic before
Shramic before

Students and staff used to get their water from this local fountain (visibly and lab-tested contaminated) all day long. The surrounding community of a mile got theirs from here as well, after work and during school hours. The school used to just use a single cup of unfiltered water for all the children to share on each floor.

after.

Shramic after

The entire school of 1,400 kids turned out to inaugurate the system and get the basics on use from our other local partner, NEWAH (Nepal Water for Health), who handles the hygiene training. The kids no longer have to use the dirty community fountain, and Eric says all were amazed by their new water quality.

Stay tuned — we’ll have updates from Nepal as more charity: water projects are constructed in the coming months.

A Child’s Right has used filtration systems to help more than 250,000 kids around the world get access to clean water. Learn more about them on our previous blog post from when Eric stopped in the office here >

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