Safe drinking water in Nepal

Jon Kaufman (left) and Narayan Shrestha celebrate new water filter

Jon Kaufman (left) and Narayan Shrestha celebrate new water filter

Our founder, Narayan Shrestha, has been working hard over the last year to arrange the installation of two high-capacity water purification systems in eastern Nepal. We're happy to announce that last week the systems were installed in Khandbari and Chainpur. The unit in Khandbari will provide drinking water for the Surya School, the police and army bases, and the local hospital.

Each SunSpring water system produces 5,000 gallons of safe drinking water per day and is sustainably powered through sun and wind energy. The systems were donated by H2OpenDoors, a Rotary project based in California. A group from the SunSpring factory in Colorado joined Narayan to install the water purification systems, and Rotarian Jon Kaufman from H2OpenDoors traveled to Nepal to celebrate the installation. 

Free health camps in Nepal

Since the beginning of 2016, Helping Hands has sponsored monthly free health camps in Nepal. These health camps bring medical and dental care to villages that would normally not have easy access to such care. For a small cost, we're able to help many people. The clinics have been staffed by both Nepali and American medical staff.

In June we sponsored a camp in a village in the Kathmandu valley. We provided both medical and dental care and saw over 300 patients. It was a great success! Below are some photos from the camp.