Water supplies in the Kathmandu Valley can be difficult at the best of times but since the earthquake life has been harder than usual.
Ngagyur Memorial School (Boarding School) moved from their former home in Nubri to Thankot after the earthquake. Their water comes from ‘governmnet lines’ – government laid pipes. Water is currently only available for two hours a day, and its quality makies it unfit for drinking without treatment. With supplies of bottled gas for cooking severely limited throughout the Kathmandu Valley, boiling drinking water is now out of the question.
CGLF were very happy to be able to help! Shanti Griha Sewa Nepal, sponsored by the Lions International, donated two PAUL-WB or “Portable Aqua Unit for Lifesaving – Water Backpack” filters to us to give out to those in need. Each of the German-designed filters is able to treat water for up to 400 people.
Ngagyur Memorial School is a non-profit organisation offerring nursery to 4th grade education and is home to almost four hundred pupils and teachers. CGLF is sponsoring two children, Pema Yangdzom and Sonam Norbu from Rasuwa to study at the school following the loss of their families. The water filter frees up time and resources and means that everyone living at the school will be able to drink as much as they need.
Judging by the smiles the filter will make a huge difference to many lives!