Valley Water Project
Background and Project Description:
The ChaZhu Valley is located high in the Himalayan mountains on
the Tibetan Plateau, approximately 9,000 feet above sea level.
There are 150 households with about 1,000 people and over 10,000
animals in this valley. Currently, the villagers fetch water from
open rivers whose distance from village ranges from one-half mile
to one mile. The unsanitary water causes various diseases to both
humans and animals in the valley. During winter the villagers
have to break the ice in order to get to the water underneath.
This calls for children to remain at home so they lose the chance
to go to school. The villagers want to bring clean mountain spring
water to their homes. A spring uphill of the village spring will
be tapped , a cistern built, and a system of pipes installed to
bring potable water to each household in ChaZhu Valley.
of the Project:
This project will provide Tibetan families
with clean, convenient and reliable source of water. Currently,
the villagers suffer from the time-consuming and in the winter--dangerous
work of fetching water from the nearest rivers. This project will
create a more convenient and dependable water source to supply
both humans and the animals on which they depend. Also, this project
will give the villagers a chance to develop greenhouses near their
homes to extend the growing season and be able to enjoy fresh
vegetables - all of which will help improve their quality of life.
Villagers will be able to wash their clothes more frequently and
with more ease thereby improving their personal hygiene and sanitation
level overall. This new water will simplify the villagers' construction
projects. Last but not the least, the children of the ChaZhu Valley
will have more opportunity to study, and their parents will have
more time to take care of other chores in their household.
complete the ChaZhu Valley Water Project successfully, the TibetanAid
Foundation is committed to raising $15,000.