First Year (2015/16)

In our first year, B4B distributed 148 filters (all accompanied with buckets or tanks) as well as educational booklets on hygiene. Our work was spread across Nepal, focused on areas affected by the Earthquake. We worked with a number of local and international groups to accomplish the work. We distributed 14 water tanks 500-1000 l each and constructed 8 water stations. These stations have drinking water plus a hand washing station. (One in Nargarkot to a school with severe damage and over 700 students - one in displaced earthquake victims camp in Dhading - one in a tented camp for students in Sindulpalchowk - one in school in Talamarang with 500 + students - 4 for the Sakya Monlam (also fundraised 1400 dollars to be used at the health clinic during the event). Five of our filters were given to orphanages - 21 to homes in Rusawa around Langtang, a village completely destroyed after the earthquake by a landslide - 7 to public places - 115 to schools located in - Nargarkot, Tanahaun, Sindupalchowk, Pokhara, Lumbini, Sotang, Dhading, Rusawa, Upper Mustang, Kailali and Syangja.

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Second Year (2016/17)

While the first year was focused on water filter distribution to earthquake victims, our second year was geared towards developing a program in one district. Focusing in one area has allowed us to form stronger connections with the community and allow for other programs to be realized . Through our Resource Center Contact, Buddhi Chhetri, we managed to place filters in 90 schools last year. As well as distributing, B4B facilitated international sharing between American schools and some of the schools we work with, held menstruation classes, painted a hygiene mural, hosted volunteers, and ended the year with a 3 part competition of the arts with 12 schools participating.

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Current Year (2017/18)

This year we are focused on providing a women's health class in the schools where we serve. We will continue distributing, but are currently working with nurses and doctors to write the curriculum. We will be hosting a 2 day women's program on March 8th-9th to celebrate international women's day. Empowering Women of Nepal is partnering with us to coordinate the event - one day focused on girls and the second for NGO's/volunteers to discuss women's work in the field. We hope to have an event every year where NGOs and volunteers can learn from each other and even discuss joint efforts to more effectively help the women of Nepal. The University of New Mexico will be distributing pads purchased by B4B while they take students to their research facility in December. In the future, we will be working together to better understand the water contamination where we work.

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