Thursday, October 9, 2014

Lamjung Village Development Projects

June 14 and 15 the Wasuitas and the Valentines went to the Lamjung District to an inauguration  for one of the projects in the Village Development projects. We went to check out the bio-digesters that are being constructed to help villagers use animal waste to create methane gas to cook with and get rid of the fires and smoke in their homes. We also saw latrines that were completed. Goal to have every home with a toilet. It was a long bumpy road, but we always see interesting things. We weren't planning on a ceremony at Besishahar, but the people there were. We got so many tiki blessings that day and it was so hot, the red paint was running down our faces. Oh, the fun adventures of Nepal.

At the restaurant we ate at, they asked us which country we were from and
they brought a flag for us and one for them. It was an outside restaurant and
the view was wonderful, and so was the food.

woman collecting water at a tap stand.
They carry water in a jug called a Gaagari. Mike bought
one in Ausin bazaar to take home.

Village woman. Thatched roof on rock home.

Chris and I checking out the bio-digestor

Jim Valentine standing in the bio digester. They were a lot
bigger than we thought.

hot plate hooked to gas hose to cook with inside of home.

Dome on gas collector of bio digester. when completed, the round part
is all buried underground. Very interesting process.

Just wanted to show you this lady's wide brimmed sun hat.

At the ceremony. It had been a long day.
A lady danced during the ceremony. It is kind of like hula.
They tell a story with their hand movements.

On to Besisihahar to check out how they hook the pipe
together to put in the trenches for distribution of water.
They melted it.
They are putting in meters at each home, so they know
how much water they are using. Pretty sophisticated for Nepal.

These beautiful women were waiting for us up by the water
tank to have a ceremony. We weren't dressed for this.Oh
well, we went anyway.

Put on a smile and one more round of tiki. We love Nepal!

1 comment:

  1. I love seeing all these pictures. THe red paint looks fabulous :)