This year, Conscious Impact will build a 40,000 liter water storage tank in the village of Takure in rural Nepal to provide sufficient water to more than 50 families. This project will triple the current storage capacity and replace 20+ year old broken water tanks. Takure was devastated in the 2015 earthquake, losing 99% of homes in the area. This project will meet the community's #1 priority need, and will reduce wait times for water, keep children in school and keep families healthy and happy.
Each night, water flows from the source 5km away into the old Takure water tanks, but each morning the tanks are empty. With only 13,000 liters total storage capacity, and leaky walls, the water runs out by 7am. Women and children wait in lines morning and evening for any water they can get. Kids are late to school filling buckets. For 20 years this has been a problem, and since the 2015 earthquake, the problem has only worsened. The old tanks are damaged and the water source has decreased.
With 40,000 liters of new storage capacity, community members will have access to more than 3 times the amount of water they currently do. This means 3 times more water for drinking, for cooking, for cleaning and for animal care. This will transform the day-to-day life of more than 200 people. Every night the tanks will fill, and each day families will easily have access to sufficient water. Even more, water tension between families will decrease and the pressure of years of scarcity will vanish
Conscious Impact has spent 3 years working alongside the community of Takure, and is committed to 25+ years more. We live in the community and experience the same water scarcity and tensions of our neighboring families. With this pressure released, our neighbors and us will finally be able to shift focus to other projects: community centers, schools, tree nurseries, etc. This tank will last more than 50 years and will provide 3 generations with sufficient water and peace of mind. Thank you!