Clean water project completed at Dolma Ling Nunnery

In the spring of 2016, the 223 nuns at Dolma Ling Nunnery in northern India asked for help with a project to provide more clean drinking water at the nunnery.

Twenty-one generous donors came forward to support this $2,750 project. Today we’re delighted to report back to you on it and to share photos of the water filters and the water boiler in action.

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Nuns at Dolma Ling Nunnery using one of the three new water filters purchased and installed thanks to our generous community of supporters.

When Dolma Ling Nunnery was built a water filter was installed. However, that single filter was no longer sufficient because the number of nuns has so greatly increased. Thanks to the support of our 21 project donors, the nuns have been able to purchase and install three additional water filtering machines that will be enough for over 280 nuns and staff residing at the nunnery.

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Here’s another photo of one of the three new water filters in action at Dolma Ling Nunnery. Experts say that unsafe drinking water and lack of sanitation cause 80% of all the sickness and disease in the world.

The filters are located in three different places in the nunnery so that the nuns can more easily access safe drinking water — one in the nuns’ dining hall, one in the staff mess, and one in the cafeteria where most of the nuns come for refreshment.

In addition, donors to this project helped to build a simple, enclosed shed with piping and electrical wiring for the hot water boiler. The nuns have made a short video showing the new water boiler in action.

Drinking hot boiled water is common Tibetan practice and additionally it is needed when taking Tibetan medicine. The boiler is conveniently located adjacent to the dining hall where nuns are able to fill their thermoses and take them to their rooms.

water boiler at Dolma Ling Nunnery, clean water

A line of colorful thermoses await filling at the new water boiling station at Dolma Ling. The nuns can take their thermoses to their rooms and have clean drinking water ready to hand.

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A nun fills thermoses with boiling water in the new shed at Dolma Ling Nunnery.

Thank you again to our supporters for your help in providing clean water for the 280 nuns and staff at Dolma Ling Nunnery. You have made a major contribution to their health and wellbeing.

To learn more about projects we’re working on funding now, please see our Current Projects page.

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