Building toilets in Attarpur
I've been working on community development projects in Nepal since 2010. Since the 2015 earthquakes the need for support as increased dramatically and as a small NGO we're stretched to the limit.
Attarpur is a small village east of Kathmandu in Nepal. We run a school nutrition program in the village. In 2015 it was largely destroyed by the earthquakes and the aftershocks. The rebuilding process has been 3 years and counting and this year the villagers have started rebuilding their lives and homes.
As unglamorous as it sounds, well-built toilets are fundamental to community health as they are the primary means to keep human waste from the watershed. Which is where you come in.
Temporary toilet in Attarpur
We need to rebuild 90 toilets at a material cost of $300.00 per toilet.
What does $300 buy? $300 buys the cement for the floor and for the stone liner and walls for the toilet. It also pays for the wood, hinges, new toilet pan and tin for the roof.
As with rebuilding homes, all labour is done by the villagers themselves.
New foundations rise from materials recycled from the homes that were destroyed.
We've arranged to get the funds to one of our in-country partners who will help arrange the purchase of the materials and having them trucked into the village. We still need your help to raise the money.
Help us help the village recover.
School lunch program in Attarpur.
We've made a start but we've got a long way to go. Ideally, we'd like to raise about 2500 a month so we can send smaller amounts of funds to buy supplies for the project on a regular basis.
If you haven't donated already please consider giving a little. Your efforts go a long way in term of getting the materials to rebuild the village.
The plan is to send about $1800 to 2400 at a time to Nepal and buy the materials in batches. Once purchased by our colleagues in Nepal the materials will be trucked into the village.
To keep you up to date we'll post photos of the progress.