Help Nepal Effectively
A 9 USD water filter gives a family of five 12 months of safe drinking water
On May 11th 2015 Qatar Airways transported 1,184 water filters for free from Indonesia to Nepal. The NGOs ACTED and CECI in Nepal, as vetted and non-corrupt organisations, will distribute the water filters among earthquake-stricken people who cannot even afford to boil water. A finger-print system will be used to ensure correct delivery and use. The water filters are produced by award winning social enterprise Nazava Water Filters (Dutch-Indonesian management) and sponsored against cost price by the PA International Foundation with offices in among others Brussels, Jakarta and The Hague. PA International is impressed by the immediate transport support offered by Qatar Airways.
As of 12th May 2015 around 5,000 men, women and particularly children – who are very vulnerable for fatal water borne diseases – will have direct access to safe and clean drinking water. According to the European Commission and UNICEF clean drinking water is among the key priorities for the children to survive in areas seriously affected by the earthquake.
The water filters of Nazava are among the best and cheapest; they are produced in Bandung, Indonesia by the company Nazava a social enterprise that aims to provide the best possible water filters for the lowest possible price to families in Indonesia that cannot afford to boil water before consumption. The filters purify rain, river and well water without the need to boil or use electricity. Please click here for technical information. Nazava provides its award-winning water filters at cost price, 9 USD per piece, for humanitarian purposes. This price excludes transport from Bandung to an airport and from an airport to the earthquake stricken areas.
Water filters are being transported from the production facility in Bandung to Jakarta airport, 10 May 2015
300.000 More Water Filters Urgently Needed
300,000 Nepalese families are still in dire need of clean water. How can this be resolved? Either by 300 companies or foundations like PA donating 10,000 USD; or through social media action with 300.000 persons each buying just one water filter for 9 USD. So for 9 USD you may prevent the death or disease of one child.
PA International will coordinate – no agency fee, no nothing – direct help
PA International initiated aid projects after 6 earthquakes and 3 tsunamis in areas with PA offices. PA does not have an office in Nepal but knows the area quite well. Therefore: if you wish to donate one or more water filters, please transfer your donation to the account of the PA International Foundation in The Netherlands, ABN AMRO NL88 ABNA 0495 5365 71. We pledge that any and all transfers are integrally and solely used for the purchase and transport of Nazava Water Filters to Nepal. We hope that Qatar Airways will be impressed by your dedication and will transport your water filters for free, as they do on 11th May 2015.
Account holder: PA International Foundation
Lange Voorhout 100, 2514 EJ The Hague,
Account number: NL88 ABNA 0495 5365 71
Bank: ABN AMRO, The Hague, The Netherlands
Those who donate 10,000 USD or more can have their name/logo printed on the water filters.
If you need more information, please let us know via e-mail.
First batch of water filters is leaving from Bandung, 10 May 2015
Nepal’s National Emergency Operation Centre announced on Wednesday 6 May 2015 that the official casualty toll of the devastating earthquake of 25 April 2015 and its aftershocks stood at 7,557 people, with 14,536 injured. However, officials fear that these official numbers will continue to rise. The earthquake, with a magnitude of 7.8, has affected a total of 30 out of 75 districts of the country; the worst affected are the Gorkha, Lamjung, Sindhupalchowk, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Laltpur districts, across both rural and urban areas. The Nepalese Government has officially declared a state of emergency and requested the international community for its direct assistance and support to address the humanitarian situation. According to UNOCHA 4.2 million people are in urgent need of WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene).
By Punya (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
By Hilmi Hacaloğlu [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Devastation in Bhaktapur (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
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