TIBETAN DEVELOPMENT TRUST

Wanmao Tang པད་མོ་སྟེང། Village

Running Water Project
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the running water project in Wamo Tang Village sponsored by the Tibetan Development Trust was successfully completed. Villagers now use their own water taps. The water from a clean natural spring supplies adequate water. Here are two comments made by a local village woman and village leader who benefited from the water project:

Ms. Lacuo ལྷ་མཚོ། said:
I am very happy that we now have a running water tap in each of our home yards. People in my village talked about running water project for more than twenty years, but we didn’t get it until this year. Before we had this running water project, we had to walk about one kilometer carrying water in buckets on our shoulders. Each trip required almost thirty minutes and we had to do this two to three times a day. We used the water very carefully - we often reused the water. For instance, my family members used the same water to wash our faces in the morning. Now we have this new and clean running water. This water project has solved many problems in our lives. I thank Tibetan Development Assistance Trust for making our life easier and this wonderful project happen.

The village leader, Mr. Lahang ལྷ་དབང་། said:

I extend sincere gratitude to Tibetan Development Assistance Trust for helping us. Fetching water was very difficult in our village. We took water from a spring at least 800 meters away, and the water was very limited in winter. Our village sought help for this project more than twenty-five years ago. I am happy that we were able to have running water this year, which solved all our problems related to water.

The Tibetan Development Assistance Trust provided 111,375 RMB to fund a running water project for Wamo Tang Village, Xunxian Township, Hualong County, Haidong Region, Qinghai Province. Since November 2011, each home has had a water tap in their household courtyard or in front of the home gate. The responsibility for fetching water is primarily that of girls and women and was historically a time-consuming activity. On average, a family spent about ninety minutes fetching water daily. Girls and women now spend the saved time to earn income, work in the fields, and have much-deserved free time.

The villagers contributed labor, stones, sand, and a total of 2,755 RMB in cash for the project. Villagers enthusiastically participated in the project, transporting sand and stone, digging the ditches, and pouring concrete for water boxes. In total, the local labor contribution may be valued at 92,000 RMB. This project wonderfully testifies to the Tibetan Development Assistance Trust’s good will and has made a powerful positive difference in the lives of Wamo Tang villagers.

In sincere appreciation,

Caihua Dorji (Luke)
Lotus Charity Association