The Tibet Humanitarian Project

The Tibet Humanitarian Project supports projects to improve education, health and the environment in Kham, Tibet. THP works in partnership with communities to create an infrastructure for sustainable development.
Apr 30, 2013

Our First Winter With Running Water at the Village

Greetings to our friends from GlobalGiving! Winter is over,
and the pipeline has delivered water to several points in the village, saving
many from the daily hike over mountainous terrain to get their water. This has
been particularly helpful in the Winter, when the trek for water along narrow
paths is both exhausting and dangerous. The funds that have been raised have
gone towards paying off the loans. There is some maintenance work on the
pipeline that is needed and funds are going towards those repairs as well. As
we move into Spring we will extend the water piping to several additional
points within and around the village so that this great benefit can be
available to more of our brothers and sisters.


Again, from the hearts of the villagers to you, a hearty
thank you for caring about their lives.

Dec 26, 2012

Phase 1 Complete: Water Flows to the Village

Good news!  Pipeline has been laid down from the
reservoir pools to the water tanks and water now flows continuously to the
village. This has made a huge difference for the lives of the villagers and
people of the surrounding areas. They are able to have water for their daily
needs without spending an hour every day carrying heavy jugs of water down the
mountain.  Fortunately, the pipelineswere installed before the winter temperatures froze the ground, and the
pipelines were dug deep enough to prevent them from freezing in the harsh
Tibetan winter.

We needed to act quickly in order to ensure that the installation of the water pipeline would meet local
codes and withstand extreme climate conditions. As such, the villagers took out
a loan to finance the additional costs associated with the engineering and
construction of the project. The monies that have been donated from the project
so 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. The
villagers have asked us to extend a heartfelt thank you….They continue to be
touched by the generosity of people from all over the world who have helped
them secure this great positive change in their lives. They thank especially the
donors that are providing continuing support.

With heartfelt warm wishes,

The Tibet Humanitarian Project

Sep 26, 2012

A Reservoir and Holding Tanks Are Being Built

Building the Road
Building the Road


Since our last report, the Tibet Water Project has made huge progress. In order to build a reservoir at the top of the pipeline and holding tanks closer to the village, a road first had to be built up the mountain. For this large earth moving equipment had to be brought in (see picture). Once the road was completed, the necessary materials for the reservoir and holding tanks could be brought in and that phase of the project could be started. In the
accompanying picture you can see ceramic tiles being applied to one of the concrete tanks. The project continues to benefit from the enthusiasm of the villagers and residents of the surrounding area, who volunteer their time and energy every day assisting the construction crew with everything from digging to hauling to cleanup. Everyone in the village continues to be amazed that people whom they have never met from all around the world are so generous and willing to help them improve their lives.

We are making progress and hope that our next report will tell you that the water is flowing to the village and that the villagers’ daily trek up the mountain for fresh water has finally ended.

Working on the Holding Tanks
Working on the Holding Tanks

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