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Everest Foundation for Sustainable Development in Nepal and Tibet: Service
Trek led by Everest summiter Dan Mazur: More Pictures and reports continue
have been talking about tapstands during this trek, here finally a picture of
one of our Sherpa's at a very basic tapstand. The ones the Peace corps
Volunteers used to build are different and made of concrete. Most villages won't
have these though and you much more often see the basic one Galu is standing at.
Here is the camp site where we stayed in NirmaliDanda for a couple of days.
The family was so nice to allow all 12 of us to stay in their cornfield, and
they fed us too.
This family was very excited for our visit and the possibility that their
20 year old water system would be repaired and maintained again. In this photo
you can see John with his friends, and the oldest woman in the village, seated
wearing blue, who is 89 years old. Jangbu Sherpa, our trusty guide for this
service trek, is on the photographer's right.
Elselien earned a lot of garlands of chrysanthemum flower leys at the
celebration thanking us for visiting our village. She is standing in front of
a field of mustard flowers, used by the locals for making cooking oil.
This man to the photographers right of John, is the local water boss. He is
in charge of maintaining the entire water system and John plans to work
together with him to repair and maintain the system installed over 20 years
ago. You can see our camp site.
There are a lot of water buffalo in this area, and the locals herd them
into pools in the centre of the village during hot spells. Thus, obviating the
need for good sanitation.
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