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Recent Projects 2015

Nepal September/October 2015

Through fundraising projects, we provided funding for the following:

The construction of ten temporary housing units for families in Bandipur

  • The Village of Bandipur is home to 64 families. All 64 homes were destroyed during the earthquake and aftershocks in April, 2015. Families had no choice but to live in tents. The only building left standing was the Community Center. The Community Center would become the kitchen for 64 families. 


Distributed 110 Lifestraw water filters to school students in Bandipur

  • Allows one to drink directly from streams and lakes or from a bottle

  • Uses advanced hollow fiber membrane technology to filter up to 264 gallons or 1,000 liters of water to 0.2 microns

  • Removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria, including E. coli and salmonella

  • Removes 99.9% waterborne protozoa, including Giardia and Cryptosporidium

  • Reduces turbidity (muddiness)

  • No aftertaste: LifeStraw® doesn’t use iodine or iodinated resin chemicals and is BPA-free

  • Meets US EPA drinking water standards

  • Ultralight: weighs only 2 ounces or 57 grams

  • Portable: only 9” (22.5 cm) long and 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter

  • Requires no electrical power, batteries or replacement parts

  • BPA free and contains no chemicals

  • Raw materials meet US Food and Drug Administration regulations and standards


Distributed school supplies for one school of 90 children in Sindhupalchok

  • 90 backpacks that included

  • 12 notebooks

  • 12 pencils

  • 10 erasers

  • 5 pencils sharpeners

  • 1 pencil case


Rent for one year for a family in Kathmandu

  • One woman with two children was left homeless after the April earthquake. With help, we secured a small apartment and paid the landlord the rent for one year.

Built a permanent home for a family with Habitat for Humanity

  • Participated in a Global Village project with Habitat for Humanity during which time we built a home for a family outside Pokhara.

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