Hello to all of our dear friends and supporters from GlobalGiving,
It is now fall and the villagers still talk about how wonderful it is to get clean water so easily. Their lives have improved in so many ways, enabling them to easily bathe and launder their clothes. This is especially true for the elderly, sick, and children, who needed to rely on others to carry water back before.
There are now hoses hooked up to the water system, making irrigation and construction more convenient. Two wash houses have been built, where people can bathe and take showers, this is wonderful! Some flush toilets have been installed as well, which work well. With improved hygiene, the health of the villagers has improved as well.
The funds pay off the loans taken for this work. Again, we all thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping the lives of so many in this very important way.
Greetings to our friends from GlobalGiving! Winter is over,and the pipeline has delivered water to several points in the village, savingmany from the daily hike over mountainous terrain to get their water. This hasbeen particularly helpful in the Winter, when the trek for water along narrowpaths is both exhausting and dangerous. The funds that have been raised havegone towards paying off the loans. There is some maintenance work on thepipeline that is needed and funds are going towards those repairs as well. Aswe move into Spring we will extend the water piping to several additionalpoints within and around the village so that this great benefit can beavailable to more of our brothers and sisters.
Again, from the hearts of the villagers to you, a heartythank you for caring about their lives.
Good news! Pipeline has been laid down from thereservoir pools to the water tanks and water now flows continuously to thevillage. This has made a huge difference for the lives of the villagers andpeople of the surrounding areas. They are able to have water for their dailyneeds without spending an hour every day carrying heavy jugs of water down themountain. Fortunately, the pipelineswere installed before the winter temperatures froze the ground, and thepipelines were dug deep enough to prevent them from freezing in the harshTibetan winter.
We needed to act quickly in order to ensure that the installation of the water pipeline would meet localcodes and withstand extreme climate conditions. As such, the villagers took outa loan to finance the additional costs associated with the engineering andconstruction of the project. The monies that have been donated from the projectso far have helped to buy materials and pay off some of the construction loan.
The next phase of the project will be construction of the wash rooms and toilet facilities. Thevillagers have asked us to extend a heartfelt thank you….They continue to betouched by the generosity of people from all over the world who have helpedthem secure this great positive change in their lives. They thank especially thedonors that are providing continuing support.
With heartfelt warm wishes,
The Tibet Humanitarian Project