Delivering safe drinking water solutions to the people of Nepal is the most important thing we do. With assistance from our supporters around the world, our self-funded ground teams, people like you, travel to the most remote corners of Nepal to install water tanks, delivery systems, and most importantly, compact chlorine makers so each community can safely purify their own water supplies.
Created in the world’s most advanced water science lab, the MSR SE200 Community Chlorine Maker is saving lives is a small and efficient system specifically designed to combat water health issues in developing parts of the world. Durable and easy to operate, each unit converts salt, water, and low-voltage electricity into chlorine, a safe substance long used as the standard for disinfecting water. A single SE200 unit produces enough chlorine in just 4 minutes to treat 200-liters of water, or serve a communities of 200 or more people. Unlike filters and other systems, the SE200 requires no maintenance with a service life of 3-5 years.
Our Continued Commitment to Our Friends in Nepal
It’s not enough to simply provide a drinking water solution to remote communities. Successful implementation is complex and involves continued support. To that end, our Nepali ground teams embark on repeat visits to villages and schools to ensure the systems are working to maximum potential. Education is a cornerstone of our project and our Nepali teams ensure every community in our network understands the importance of purified water and how to make it for themselves.
The most important element of our water initiative is our steadfast commitment to long term solutions. Every community we serve becomes a long-term partner in the fight agains waterborne illness. Our investment in their health and happiness is not one we take lightly.
Our Reach and Ambitions
In the past year, our international and Nepalese teams have distributed more than 75 community water systems throughout the western regions of Nepal. Focusing primarily on schools and villages in the Banke, Surkhet, and Jajarkot districts, we have provided safe drinking water solutions for as many as 12,000 people. Improved implementation and repeat visits from our ground crews promises to increase that impact over time. Before the closeout of the 2019 calendar year, we hope to break 20,000 people served. But it’s not just about head-counts. Our primary goal is helping communities big and small. With your help we know any goal we set is within reach.
Area of Operations
Far removed from the tourist tracks in the Everest region, the newly formed provinces to the west are areas continually ravaged by water health issues. As many as 300,000 cases of water illness are reported each year in a small area spanning just 200 square miles.
Our ground campaigns are focused in the Banke, Surkhet, and Jajarkot districts. These are beautiful areas with vibrant cultures.