What Does W|W Do in Nepal?
Wine To Water's initial earthquake relief team in Nepal, consisting of Nepali locals, eventually grew into Wine To Water Nepal. These days, the team focuses on a sustainable approach to water, hygiene, and sanitation development in the country. Recently, Wine To Water has implemented the first phase of a three-phase process in the Chitwan District of southern Nepal. The three phases address: 1) water access, 2) water filtration, and 3) sustainability of the solution. This initial phase in Chitwan has consisted of a focus on water access, as well as sanitation and hygiene education for local communities. To alleviate the taxing search for clean water in this first phase, the Wine To Water Nepal team uses such technology as borehole wells, solar pumps, and tap stands - which we connect to every home. In the upcoming phases of our Nepal projects, we look forward to ensuring the communities of Dahakhani and Madi (in Chitwan) are equipped to maintain filters, have a source of community income, and are trained to perform necessary hygiene and sanitation practices.
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Field Note #159: To My Unexpected "Didi"
I’ve been meaning to write this for a while, as it’s been months since we left the Dahakhani village in Nepal on our way back to America. That said, my experience there is one that I won’t soon forget.
When we arrived in Nepal, I had no idea what expect. I was simply taking it all in. Day by day, as we worked in the village, things started to change.
The hustle and bustle of my everyday life back home and all the little things that I would let stress me out seemed so far away. Here, we worked each day with purpose.
We dug alongside villagers who would push their shovels into the mud with their bare feet, lifting it up and throwing it aside in one quick, swift motion all for one reason: to bring clean water to their family or to their neighbors’ families. . .
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“Our community might be poor in finances, but we are rich in love and heart,” said local Dahakhani resident Yogendra. “Everyone is willing to help.”
The story from Dahakhani is bigger than any video or magazine can hold. Scroll through the gallery above for even more of the adventure. Our hope is that in doing so you’ll come to understand why we firmly believe that when we stand shoulder to shoulder and work hard together, we can resolve the Global Water Crisis—one person at a time.