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Dorset Volunteers Keep South East Asian Village "Flowing"


8:18am 30th July 2013

Dorchester Casterbridge Rotary Club has completed a project to provide a water supply system to a village in Nepal.

The project was funded by contributions from both the Dorchester rotary club and the French club of Rennes du Guesclin, as well as a grant from Rotary District 1200.

President of the club, Diana Apps, said: "It is incredible what a difference can be made to people's lives both here in Dorchester and further afield by a group of committed people."

The remote village of Gahateri in central Nepal has a population of only 250 people living in just 31 houses.

Their old system leaked and often failed altogether in the dry season.

The new project was constructed and will be maintained by the villagers themselves, and consists of a 20,000-litre storage tank which feeds into three pipes in the village.

Rotarian of the club, Richard Brind is due to visit the project later in the year and says the club is keen to explore the possibilities of further ventures in Nepal in the future.

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