This report outlines a small-scale project undertaken in Tibetâs Zhengga Village, which provided a solar water heater and bathroom to each of its 97 households (and their 430 inhabitants). With the Community itself raising 179,450 Chinese Yuan (â¬22,391) towards the project, the Tibetan Development Assistance Trust provided 194,000 Chinese Yuan (â¬24,202) to the Lotus Charity Association to allow its realization. The project was implemented from April-December 2011, and was fully successful.
The report lists a number of clear benefits arising from the completed project:
â¢ Increased hygiene
â¢ Increased welfare, especially for women and childrenÂ
- Less time spent collecting fuel for cooking
- Less exposure to harmfuel fuels from charcoal cookers
â¢ Decreased CO2 emissions for the village
Although small-scale, the projectâs success demonstrates the real benefits of SWH uptake in the rural areas of developing countries; and highlights the potential of independently funded initiatives. The report also provides photos to chart the projectâs progress.
Author: Lotus Charity Association
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