2015 | Past Project

Nepal Earthquake 2015

On Saturday, April 25th, 2015, Nepal was a devastated by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake followed by numerous aftershocks of up to 7.3. Thousands across the country were forced to live outdoor, and their homes and livelihoods reduced to rubble. The earthquake affected 8 million people, took over 10,000 lives, and displaced thousands. The quake damaged infrastructures such as pipelines and water gathering points leaving many villages cut off from water supply. The people of Nepal need your help. 

Challenge:
Khumaltar, Nainas VDC, Lamjung is a remote village with no accessible water supply. They get water from a small post 700m away from the village. Because of this, they are not able to produce vegetables or any other kind of cultivation. They rely upon rain water. The village has made requests to many organizations, and even the government sector to support the pipeline, but nothing has come of it.

Solution:
Our project will help by building a pipeline from the post to the village of Khumaltar, Nainas VDC, Lamjung.. They need 700m of pipe, building materials, and labor cost. They will have to dig a 700m long, 2 foot deep trench to lay the pipe. We would like to pay for local laborers from the village to do the work to help stimulate the local struggling economy while they wait for the cultivation season.

Long-Term Impact:
The pipeline will provide much needed water to this remote village allowing for better sanitation and eventual cultivation of crops. This will give the village the ability to remain self sustainable and generate an economy. It will benefit everyone from the workers who build it, to the farmers who use it on their terraces, to the many villagers who will have access to safe drinking water for years to come.

For more information, please email Lisa Campbell at dyplisa@gmail.com.