Water Projects in Tibet/China

In Tibet the climate is extremely dry and often there is little or no water in the villages to drink or to irrigate the fields. After the realization of the Gangchen Village aqueduct (with water pumps providing potable water, an irrigation system and a small amount of electrical power), donations from Lama Gangchen Help in Action allowed the construction of a second aqueduct in the Namling region. Plans are underway for similar projects in other villages where there is no water for irrigation and where the lack of rain forces people to drink from stagnant pools that form on the land. This unhygienic water results in widespread disease.

Solar Panels
In the villages of the Gangchen district there is no supply of electricity, the pylons that carry the electrical current to the city stop about 15 kilometres away from the villages. Solar panels are the easiest method to provide energy in these places: those already installed near Gangchen Village provide enough energy to light some rooms of the monastery and clinic. However, electricity is also needed for the village, for the monastery, school and water pump.

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