Our board member, Dick Reigler recently partnered with The Nepal Foundation to assist with the Basa Project.
Dick Riegler a Board member of PGWI, a former Board member of the Nepal Foundation (NF) and current advisor, has been working with NF since early 2009 to establish WASH in a remote area of Nepal known as Basa. This newsletter includes discussion of the NF’s WASH accomplishments to date as well as additional work to be done in this vast, mountainous area with sparse population, little economic resources, and very little government support.The overall program addresses all community needs, not just WASH, and includes a strong community organization management and ownership component without which the many achievements would not be possible. Also, the WASH program has been a success (including the agricultural initiatives) because strong ties are in place with a highly qualified NGO based in Kathmandu, who provide technical, educational, and operational support. WASH initiatives are simply one component of the overall program which is improving the lives, health and prosperity of the people of Basa. Please read more in the newsletter below.