Safe water

Progress on the Monjo water system

Monjo water update

Great progress is being made with construction of the water system in Monjo village.

Thanks to Land Rover New Zealand and our amazing supporters, we are building a seismic-strengthened, safe water system in the village of Monjo.

Nothing is more important for the health and well-being of families than safe, clean water. Yet for many people in the remote regions of Nepal, access to clean water remains a huge challenge.

Working alongside our local partner Himalayan Trust Nepal and the Monjo community, we are building a system of water tanks, pipes, taps and water hydrants, capable of collecting and storing enough water for daily household use and to irrigate crops. The water will be cleaned through a sand-filtration system and then delivered directly into homes. Local water committees will be trained to maintain the water systems to ensure safe water is accessible for generations to come

Mingma Norbu Sherpa from our partner Himalayan Trust Nepal sent this progress update:

“The polythene pipes and fitting materials of Monjo Community Water and Fire Hydrant Project has reached to the helipad at Takshindo in Solukhumbu,

“Most of the materials have now been helicoptered to Monjo and the transporting of concrete and sand collection is progressing well.

” We expect the laying the pipes underground to start on March 1.”

Thank you to all Himalayan Trust supporters and our key partner Land Rover for helping bring safe water to entire communities in the Everest region of Nepal.