Kumpe Panera

Published February 2015

36

People Served

Piped System - Tap Stand

Recognition Text

Rachel's Wish for Water

Project Cost

$1,222.92

Field Notes

Thanks to you, this community now has access to clean and safe drinking water. They've also been trained by our local partners on safe hygiene practices and basic maintenance of their water project. Each family using the new water source contributed toward their project's construction -- a small fee, but one that helps instill a sense of personal ownership for the project. Each family will continue to pay a small amount to use the water; the community will save this money for any necessary maintenance and repairs.

Note: We wanted to show you that this community is serious about keeping their project safe, clean and functioning for years to come. They built a fence on their own initiative, to prevent animals from contaminating the area and to show ownership of their new water source.

Note: This water project was constructed in an extremely rural community in Nepal and the number of people being served by a single water point is much lower than you might expect. The World Health Organization’s standard is 250 beneficiaries maximum per project and based on where we work, the numbers can vary. The great news is, a lower population means there will be much less wear and tear on the project helping to keep it flowing for many years to come.

Note: You may have noticed your campaign funded additional projects in Nepal. Our partner Nepal Water for Health were able to complete projects in even more communities -- which means the money you raised is serving more people than we ever thought!

Because this is an extra project, the project sign reads mycharity: water.

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