Aquabox is a community project set up by Wirksworth Rotary in Derbyshire to provide safe drinking water, through the use of filtration units, and humanitarian aid to crisis
Nepal is a seriously dangerous place to live. Earth tremors are a frequent occurrence, and the country is subject to regular landslides, earthquakes, and flooding.
Every year without fail, natural disasters account for serious loss of life and destruction of homes, roads, and community facilities like hospitals and schools.
In addition, each year’s monsoon season results in severe flooding and landslides, causing death and disease, destroying farmland, and crippling the transport infrastructure.
For many Nepalese, these are not the only problems. The earthquakes and landslips can leave thousands of people with no access to safe water for drinking, for cooking and for washing.
That is where Aquabox comes in.
Aquabox’s work in the country goes back to 2012, when Rotary groups in the UK and Nepal started to organise exchange visits.
Since 2013, Aquabox has supplied almost 2,500 of its Gold boxes to Nepal to help families left homeless and destitute.
Aquabox’s work in the country goes back to 2012, when Rotary groups in the UK and Nepal started to organise exchange visits.”
Each Gold box includes a family water filter unit, as well as a selection of basic humanitarian aid items, and we have also supplied more than 50 community filters for schools, hospitals, and community centre. Together, these filters have provided destitute Nepalese with millions of litres of safe water.
Nepal’s problems are not going to go away and in this endless cycle of natural disasters, Aquabox will continue to do everything it can to alleviate suffering, and to help the people of Nepal rebuild their lives.
“But we cannot do it without your help,” said a spokeswoman.
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