SmartPaani recently installed a biosand filter at the PA Nepal Organic Farmhouse and Cafe. Before the Cafe, an initiative to train and employ PA Nepal boys and girls, and also raise money for the organization, was purchasing 1-3 jars of water a day. At 50+ rupees per jar for questionable quality water, this was a fair amount of money. After installing SmartPaani’s biosand filtration, they now have drinkable water even for the international volunteers who stay at the cafe. This saves them money and even their neighbors have come by asking them for filtered water in jars instead of buying them from the store.
PA (Prisoner’s Assistance) Nepal is an organization that works for the rights of prisoners and their children. Their motto is “giving prisoners and their children a better today and a brighter future”. The organization was established in 2000 and has been recognized worldwide for its work. More information on the organization can be found at their website.