clean water

Inauguration of Takui Water Catchment

The Takui spring water catchment system, a project that was only started a couple months ago, is now open and bringing fresh, clean water to the people of the village! This project is very exciting, not only for the difference that it will make in the quality of life for local residents, but because of [...]

August 3rd, 2011|Cameroon|

Clean Water for Takui, Cameroon

As part of its ongoing work to support the health of the region, Himalayan Institute Cameroon in partnership with Honesdale Rotary has started construction on a water catchment system in the village of Takui in Northwest Cameroon. The installation will harvest water that flows from a local spring and channel it into an easily accessible [...]

June 6th, 2011|Cameroon|

Water Wells for Health and Irrigation

With generous support from the Buffalo Arts Studio, Himalayan Institute Cameroon was able to complete its first community water project: the installation of two public wells in the villages of Kishong and Jakiri. Using completely local talent and resources, from rural engineer to construction workers, these two wells were completed in 2010 and are fully operational [...]

March 15th, 2011|Cameroon|

2009 Major Activities and Timeline

For the Himalayan Institute Humanitarian Initiatives, 2009 was an exciting and very busy year. Here is a timeline of major events: HI Cameroon Himalayan Institute Cameroon HI Tibetan Settlements Himalayan Institute & Tibetan Partnership HI India Himalayan Institute India HI Mexico Himalayan Institute Mexico January HI Tibetan Settlements An in-depth planning trip is made to [...]

January 4th, 2010|Cameroon, India, Mexico, Tibetan Settlements|

Alleviating Water Scarcity in Jakiri

Himalayan Institute Cameroon (HIC) with support from the Buffalo Arts Studio has been working to address water scarcity in rural Cameroon. November to April is the dry season in northern Cameroon—6 months with hardly any rainfall. During this time, rivers dry up, municipal water sources are rationed, and village people are forced to travel farther [...]

August 31st, 2009|Cameroon|

A Well and Irrigation for Kishong

One of the most exciting projects that the Himalayan Institute Cameroon's (HIC) School of Energy Farming is currently working on is the installation of a water system on HIC land in Kishong Village. Most of the roughly 35,000 residents of Kishong have access to municipal water in their homes or from a small number of [...]

July 7th, 2009|Cameroon|