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Find out how you can join our next project or join our team. We are in need of volunteers to help us expand our administrative efforts, install equipment, test water, photograph, blog, collect data and participate on our projects.

We often hear from people who don't think they have the type of skills needed for international water projects. It takes only a few minutes discussing the wide variety of tasks it takes to carry-out a successful project for the person to realize they often have several skills they could put to use. Not everyone knows how to handle a drilling rig or how to wire a 24volt solar system. Not everyone can lift an 80lb bag of cement, but don't discount the importance of: book keeping, accounting, legal review, communications, transportation, translating, purchasing, receiving, packing, logistics and photographing the effort just to name a few.

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October 2016

We have again had to move our date when we will be returning to Haiti to complete the installation of a new well in Bondeau. Due to delays caused by elections, politics, weather, drill crew availability, accomodations we now have plans to begin drilling on October 7th, This will be a major milestone potentially being the largest well system in our portfolio of projects. The solar arrays were a vast improvement and with completion of the well we will begin closeout on this project.

March 2017

We will be returning to Our Little Roses in Honduras between the dates of March 11-16 2016. This humanitarian trip is organized by The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea. Groups travel to OLR and work with the girls, work on small home improvement type projects, help with school work and deliver donated items to the home. Contact Bethesda-by-the-Sea for more information on joining this trip.

April 2017

We will return to Kabilash, Nepal the last week of April 2017. We hope to be able to offer an opportunity for up to 10 people to join us on this 2nd visit. We will travel to Kathmandu and then on to Kabilash where we will inspect the work that has been completed, deliver supplies to construct a new spring box and water pipe for the lower village. We will then move to the next village upriver in the valley where we have been asked to help deliver water to a village 50 feet above the river. As plans develop we expect to need a pump (water wheel, ram pump, human powered pump, solar powered electric pump) and a system to move water uphill.

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The Project

Images of the spring box and pipe installation from Nepal, May 2016.



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Welcome Ceremony

Images of the welcome ceremony in Kabilash Nepal, May 2016.



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Nepal

Images from the field trip to Jomson Nepal, May 2016.



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The People

Photos of the people of Nepal, May 2016.



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  • Project Summary

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  • April 2017

    We will return to Kabilash, Nepal the last week of April 2017. We hope to be able to offer an opportunity for up to 10 people to join us on this 2nd visit. We will travel to Kathmandu and then on to Kabilash where we will inspect the work that has been completed, deliver supplies to construct a new spring box and water pipe for the lower village. We will then move to the next village upriver in the valley where we have been asked to help deliver water to a village 50 feet above the river. As plans develop we expect to need a pump (water wheel, ram pump, human powered pump, solar powered electric pump) and a system to move water uphill.

  • What We Did

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  • What We Learned

    We learned the people of Kabilash, Nepal are a close cooperative of people in need of assistance improving their access to clean drinking water. The villagers enthusiastically volunteered their services, access to land, on-hand supplies, and hospitality. The area has received no support since the 2015 earthquake. The school provides education to 440 students from the surrounding villages, some students walk 2 hours each way to attend class. The village is very remote and is only accessible by a steep dirt road 3 hours outside Kathmandu. Given the right contacts it is possible to execute a small project in 7-days.

  • Some Details

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  • What It Cost

    All funds donated were spent directly on the project. This includes the visit by our team, purchase of construction supplies, delivery, labor, parts and fittings. Our team is made 100% of volunteers who bring experience, skills and work side-by-side with the local poject team.

  • Costs

    The project consists of a two week onsite visit to assess the project in person, establish relationships, negotiate with vendors, appoint a local project team and project coordinator and purchase and deliver supplies. The pipe, valves, cement, concrete all cost $4,000. Cost for the onsite visit, transportation and room & board cost $4,500. Our team collected data, worked side-by-side with the local team to ensure appropriate construction and verify the results. We purchased $500 worth of items to bring back and use in our fundraising events scheduled for later this year where we hope to raise $10,000 to fund 6 additional pipe installations to the most remote areas of the village.

  • Data We Collected

    We sampled and tested water at public fountains. We collected GPS geographic data to establish elevations and locations of the project site, surrounding area and water test sites. We photographed and documented the surrounding area of the Kabilash village. We Collection contact information for pipe supplies, laborers, administrative contacts, hotels, supply vendors, transportation providors and local contacts.

  • Photo Album

    We have uploaded 363 photos of the project to our website. VIEW PHOTOS