Thirst Relief - Solving Thirst First!
Our Thirst Relief team remains focussed on its global mission to ‘solve thirst first’! Over the last two months we have installed many wells in lots of countries worldwide including a much-needed tube well in Sunderpur Village in the Sarlahi District of Nepal, to the delight of its residents! Beforehand, villagers used mainly contaminated river water, which carried a high risk of water-borne diseases such as diarrhoea, typhoid, and intestinal worms!
The new tube well was funded by Penny Appeal supporter Chris Marshall, who ran 2,012 kilometres during 2012 to raise money for wells in twelve countries. It will provide the people of Sunderpur Village with easy access to safe water. This will improve health, which in turn should help to improve the villagers’ economic conditions. 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 so many peoples’ lives. I’m incredibly grateful for the support of all those who sponsored me; without their generosity these wells would not have happened.”
Donate a well in your name or in memory of a loved one from just £300 (or £25 monthly direct debit).
WEDNESDAY 18 SEP 2013