The old water pipes were old and damaged, most of the water leaked out of the old pipes on the way from the source to the home; that greatly affect the daily life persons affected by and villagers in the home and the community. Villagers then applied for the implementation of water project from The Leprosy Project in early 2019.
Staff conducted preliminary survey in early July, 2019 in the village and confirmed the feasibility of connecting water pipes to the home. A general meeting of villagers of the home and the community. The proposal of the water project was approved by all villagers, agreement of volunteer labour input was also signed at the meeting.
Villagers began to work on the preliminary preparation such as clearing up obstacles and digging channels for main water pipes from the source to the home. Two concrete platform for sectional water tanks as completed in August. Villagers completed the installation of two 6m * 5m * 2m (60m³) GRP sectional tanks were installed in early November 2019 with technical support of the villagers from Yanyuan, where they had completed water project earlier in 2019. The connection of water pipes was completed before the Chinese New Year of 2020.
The project benefited 81 villagers and persons affected by leprosy from 43 households. There shall be a detailed report on the project when regular visit to the home is allowed in Mid-May 2020. As the home was locked down due to COVID-19 pandemic. The completion of the entire project was approved in Mid-May 2020.
Click heThere had been a severe drought in Huidong this year, younger villagers needed to walked more than 4km carry water from the water source for the PALs and villagers. That brought lots of inconvenience to everyone in the home. All the plantation of crops was delayed due to the drought. Project staff conducted a detailed survey for the feasibility of water project for the home and had a general meeting with all PALs and villagers regarding the water project. Agreement of implementing water project and agreement of labour input for the water project were duly signed after the meeting. Location for the water tanks and size of the water pipes allowed by the government was also confirmed. The board of The Leprosy Project received and approved the plan and budget for the water project which shall be implemented after the rain season, by end of October this year. The project shall benefit 81 PALs and villagers from 43 households to solve the problem in shortage of water for daily household use and irrigation.
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