Weʼve raised £7,021 to bring a permanent fresh water supply to the remote Nepali village of Bimiri. Home to some of the nicest examples of humanity on Earth.
- Funded on Saturday, 30th September 2017
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The village of Bimiri is around 52km east of Kathmandu, Nepal. It is populated by some of the friendliest and most welcoming people one could ever hope to meet.
For the last few years, the villagers there have hosted both myself and many of my friends. They’ve given us a taste of their culture and daily lives and through this, a glimpse of just how difficult life can be there.
The current water situation in the village is far from ideal. There is no running water anywhere meaning the villagers must walk to the nearest water source, around 40 minutes away, and carry the water back – usually carrying 30-40 litres of water at a time, as can be seen in the cover photo on this page.
The villagers have their own ideas and plans as to how they can solve this problem; ideas that have been verified by civil engineers and well builders. A spot has been found not far from the village where a well can be built, and from where water can be pumped directly to a 10,000 litre tank already in place in the village square (provided some time ago by another fund raising project which, unfortunately, did not finalise the project).
Providing fresh water isn't just about cutting out the amount of time these villagers have to walk to their water supply. Once the water supply is in abundance the villagers will not have to wait until monsoon season before growing the crops they farm for their income, as well as for their sustenance. They will also be able to keep different animals; a water buffalo, for example, requires far more water than the average villager can currently provide it, yet it can also provide a much-needed boost to the income of the home through the sale of milk and breeding.
Unlike the necessary costs associated with established charities, every penny from this crowd-funder will be going directly to the funding of this water source. Any remaining funds, should we be fortunate enough to generate them, will be used for further needs of the village.
- 1 year ago
Ian Bent1 year ago
Big ups to the Anonymous legend today, and to each and everyone of the other people who have donated to this campaign so far. The lads in the village in Nepal have been busy. Site surveys and cost estimations done. The attached figure is in Nepali Rupee's bringing the cost of this project to a whapping 4,812,000 NPR (£35,881). At first glance of that figure I thought holy shit, that's how much we've got in Just Giving page already, unfortunately missing off the last zero. So the goal posts have most certainly changed, but I am still determi
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Aug 16, 2017
Fantastic cause Ian. 'Hats' off to you. Thanks for all your help and all the best mate.
Aug 15, 2017
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Aug 11, 2017
I know from my visits to Nepal the lovely people have very little but huge beaming smiles. I support an area in Pokhara and its lovely to do something to make the peoples lives easier. Well done Ian
Aug 10, 2017
Sounds like a great cause Ian and hope it goes well. Thanks for all your help over the last weeks. Kind regards, Marc
Aug 2, 2017
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Founder of Wonky Travels, I've developed strong ties to the remote Nepali village of Bimiri. You couldn't ask for a better bunch of people to look after your every need through Nepal and India. I want to help give back to them for all the help and support they've given to us.