DRINKING WATER for the earthquake victims in NEPAL
The earthquake in Nepal has awaken great consternation and deep compassion. In a
country which was already hit hard by poverty and deprivation, the disaster has
claimed thousands of dead and injured and countless people plunged into
misery and despair.
We as those privileged by fate must not
accept with our arms folded as large parts of the population are not only
acutely traumatized, but remain deprived of their basis of existence in the
long term. The GESINAS Foundation intends to help in giving the most needy victims of the catastrophe a chance to find a
path back to a sustainable, self-paced life.
Of vital importance for the majority of people
in Nepal is the access to clean water, which had already been precarious due
to the extreme population growth. After the earthquake, the situation for
many residents has turned dramatic. The disaster has devastating consequences
for drinking water supply and further increased massively the threat of
The large aid agencies arrive in Kathmandu
these days to bring supplies to the population centers. But what happens
outside the capital? It is to be feared that, as so often seen at similar
events in the past, help arrives very late in remote areas, if it reaches
them at all. In addition, support is then usually not sustainable,
deflagrates quickly and lets the people alone in the long term in their time
The GESINAS Foundation aims to improve the
livelihoods of those in need in Nepal in order to give them the opportunity
of regaining a self-sustained existence. For this reason, people in
particularly devastated remote areas are supplied with mobile drinking water
production devices. The system named "PAUL" (Portable Aqua Unit for
Lifesaving) can be carried on the back like a backpack. This makes it
possible to transport the equipment to places of destination even if roads
are impassable for vehicles.
A PAUL unit can generate about 1,200 liters
of safe drinking water per day, enough to supply 400 to 500 individuals. We
dedicate ourselves in person and in cooperation with Nepalese organizations
to transport the equipment to the respective destinations and to take it in
operation on-site. This course of action has the goal of help people in acute
In addition, however, it is also aspired to
achieve a lasting effect by enabling local residents to produce so-called
BioSand filters, to, thus, sustainably ensure their vital water supply
themselves, and, on top of this, to produce a marketable product (..\BioSandFilter\BioSandFilter
Thailand.pdf). The GESINAS Foundation organizes its aid operations in
Nepal on the basis of individual, voluntary work and with the help of a
growing network of people in Germany and Nepal which are active in academic,
economic and charity institutions and share a common humanist concern.
The GESINAS Foundation is a non profit
organization and can issue donation receipts.
Bank Account for donations:
GESINAS-Stiftung, Kennwort NEPAL-Hilfe
Jägerstr. 4, D-26219 Bösel, Germany, Tel: (+49) 1705502123, email: email@example.com
BioSand Filters (BSF) are
installed to obtain clean drinking water.
Using these filters the use of wood as
firewood is reduced as well as the exposure to smoke.
Example: BioSand Filters by RainTree
Foundation in Thailand sponsered by GESINAS (Information in pdf)
More projects HERE.
of the GESINAS