Well funded by Run2012 Challenge brings benefits to Nepal
Thanks to Chris Marshall's Run2012 Challenge, another community is delighted to receive their own source of clean water. The latest well has been installed at Sunderpur Village in the Sarlahi District, Nepal. It is estimated that more than 70 people will benefit.
Chris is running 2,012 kilometres during 2012 with the aim of funding 12 wells in 12 countries. He has run 1,937km so far this year and aims to complete the challenge in just two weeks' time. This installation is the ninth well which has been paid for by his Run2012 challenge.
The new tube well will provide the people of Sunderpur Village with easy access to safe water. This will in turn improve health, which in turn should help to improve the villagers' economic conditions.
Beforehand, villagers used mainly river water, which carries a high risk of contamination and water-borne diseases such as diarrhoea, typhoid, and intestinal worms.
Tube wells are generally bored to a depth of 35 to 50 metres, depending on the water table and the viability of the water available.
Chris commented, "Seeing these pictures of real people benefitting from my running makes the challenge so worthwhile. Every water project we've been able to fund so far this year will make a real difference to many peoples' lives. I'm incredibly grateful for the support of all those who have sponsored me so far; without their generosity these wells would not have happened."
You can follow Chris's progress on the Run2012 website, www.run2012.org.uk, or follow him on Twitter (@run2012k).
To donate to Run2012 and help Chris to provide access to clean water where it is needed most, please visit www.justgiving.com/run2012k, text TWTW55 £5 or TWTW55 £10 to 70070 to donate £5 or £10, or call Penny Appeal direct at +44 (0)1924 231088 and say that you're donating to the Run2012 Challenge.
THURSDAY 22 NOV 2012