A Rotary project to rebuild a drinking water supply to a Nepalese village devastated by the 2015 earthquake, has finally been completed.
Ghanpokhara is a village development in Lamjung District in central Nepal with just over 3,000 people living there.
Like the rest of the Himalayan country, Ghanpokhara was hit hard by the earthquake four years ago which caused a humanitarian crisis of an unprecedented scale.
The deadly earthquake killed 9,000 people died and left 3.5 million Nepalese homeless.
Since then, Nantwich Rotary from Cheshire has teamed up with the Rotary Club of the Himalayan Gurkhas to fund and support a scheme to address the problem of fresh drinking water.
With thousands of houses, hundreds of schools and drinking sources destroyed, Nepal continues its mammoth task of rebuilding their country.”
International committee chairman, John Crowe, said that the harrowing accounts of the devastating earthquake which struck Nepal were still fresh in many people’s minds.
He said: “Particularly in the remote hill villages close to the epicentre.
“After immediate humanitarian relief work which saved thousands of earthquake victims from hunger, the locals continued to request financial help to rebuild and rehabilitate their livelihood.
“With thousands of houses, hundreds of schools and drinking sources destroyed, Nepal continues its mammoth task of rebuilding their country.”
The Nantwich club joined forces with the Ghanpokhara Village Development Committee to rebuild their drinking water source. “We have changed lives in doing so,” added John.
Even now, many Nepalese are still without homes, many children still don’t have schools to go to and many villages are still without water.
This latest project has assisted the affected people of Anpu village in Ghanpokhara with the restoration of their earthquake-damaged drinking water pipes, taps and the water source.
Now completed, the project now provides uninterrupted drinking water supply to 27 households and benefits 165 people in the area. The water is also used to feed domestic cattle.