Clean drinking water is a basic necessity for every human being. Sadly, environmental pollution means that we are increasingly dependent upon technology and other methods like water filters and boiling water in order to ensure that we have access to safe, clean drinking water.
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. Here is our report on the water filters and the water boiler in action.
Report on the Clean Water Project
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.
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.
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 help fund our other projects you can:
- Make a gift online – see below.
- Call our office at 1-206-652-8901
- Mail a check to:
The Tibetan Nuns Project
815 Seattle Boulevard South #216
Seattle, WA 98134 USA