From January 26 till March 5 Manuela Balma (board member) and André Günter (president dropforlife) visited our Nepal projects realized with our partners ECCA and Weconnex.
On the program were school visits in the context of the «Safe Water Program» as well as the dialogue with women from our «Women Group Social Enterprise Project».
Visit Report ECCA Projects
NEXUS Project (partner Weconnex)
Manuela and André also visited the three dropforlife-funded NEXUS Centers Gochhada, Sarah and Basantapur and could get a picture of the situation on location.
Visit Report NEXUS Project
Short Movie by ECCA Nepal on the dropforlife Safe Water Program:
SRF, tv program ECO, 6.2.2017 (german)
The first seven Nexus Center have been launched by our project partner Weconnex. Three of them have been funded by dropforlife.
Detailed information on the NEXUS Projekt (available only in German)
dropforlife, together with our local partner Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness (ECCA), has been promoting Safe Drinking Water Campaign in Nepal by using Antenna’s WATA electro-chlorinators for several years already. After introduction of the program in 20 schools during the pilot project conducted during 2012–2014, the «Safe water program» has been re-enforced in order to extend it to 15 new schools over the time period 2015–2017, reaching a total of 35 schools supported by dropforlife.
On the 1st of September our partner WECONNEX opened the first NEXUS Center in Gochada, Chitwan. Muna Mahato, the responsible operator in Gochada, has taken it upon herself together with the support of the local entrepreneur Guneshwar Mahato and the social mobilizers Bhima Kunwar and Laxmi Sunar to make NEXUS Center Gochada a success.
Clean water from the NEXUS Center is delivered in disinfected jars or bottles to ensure that the water remains uncontaminated.To create awareness in Gochada for the new NEXUS Center, Muna attended a local festival where she not only donated 50 jars of water but also explained the benefits of drinking the clean filtered water.
Ten days later a second NEXUS Center was opened in Basanthapur. The responsible for this NEXUS Center is Kamala Bhattari. A Hindu priest officially blessed NEXUS Center Basanthapur and the festive event attracted at least 150 to 200 visitors.
Detailed information on the NEXUS Project (available only in German)
Some pictures of the project
The 7.8 richter earthquake of April had Nepalese people suffering to an unimaginable extent.
In this situation our project partner in Nepal, ECCA, initiated immediate steps and made big efforts to help people re-sustain their lives.
In this short video ECCA comments on its immediate measures and expresses its heartfelt gratitude to all supporters, donors, volunteers and concerned authorities for helping in every possible way.
On November 12, 2015 we have received the good news that we will be able to finance a new project in Nepal. The NEXUS Project enables the creation and implementation of three NEXUS Centres in rural and remote regions. The main objective of these Centres is the purification and sale of safe drinking water. Certain preparation work has already started on site and we are currently finalising the legal framework in order to start the project before the end of the year.
Detailed information on the NEXUS Project (available only in German).