2022 Clean Water and Public Health Fund
Clean Water Sustains Life
Our humanitarian efforts have served rural communities in India and Cameroon for decades. Climate change and the spread of infectious disease has made access to clean water and public health knowledge more important than ever before. We need your help in serving tens of thousands of children and families in 2023.
2022 Clean Water and Public Health Fund
Your donation directly supports our ongoing clean water and public health initiatives, which serve rural communities in Central India and the Northwest Cameroon.
Families in Africa often struggle to find clean drinking water, sometimes walking miles in search of it. For 15 years, the Himalayan Institute Cameroon has helped rural communities build new water sources and rehabilitate existing ones so that they have access to clean water for drinking and domestic use. We also train these communities with the knowledge to maintain these water sources, and use them efficiently to steward this precious resource wisely.
Seasonal Clean Water Supply
The area around the HI Khajuraho campus in Central India is known as a “rain-shadow” district and chronically suffers from seasonal droughts during the intense heat of Indian summer. Many wells go dry during this period, forcing people to compete for scarce water reserves, which are often contaminated. The Himalayan Institute dug a large traditional well which is a year-round water supply, and uses a water tanker system to distribute water to nearby villages throughout the dry season.
Public Health Classes
The lack of public health knowledge and sanitation awareness is one of the leading causes of disease and childhood mortality in Africa. Teaching public health best practices is a time-tested way to dramatically improve the health and quality of life for the entire family. For over 15 years, the Himalayan Institute Cameroon has been a leader in public health education, reaching hundreds of thousands in the North West Region. Our team works in partnership with schools and community organizations to deliver public health classes targeting clean water safety and preventive health issues.
School Hand-Washing Stations
We take access to clean water and soap for granted, but in many rural schools in Africa, hand-washing is not the essential personal hygiene staple we know it to be, but rather is a luxury. Our team is partnering with 50 schools in Cameroon to provide them with hand-washing basins and soap, so that their students can take better care of their health, and stay focused on their education. By combining this with public health classes at the same schools, we’ll help children form crucial habits of good personal hygiene to support their long-term health.
About Himalayan Institute Cameroon
Our Community Center
In 2007, we began partnering with rural communities in Cameroon to eradicate poverty, disease, and illiteracy. Since then, our education, health services, and job creation initiatives have thrived through ongoing respectful partnership with the local communities—impacting more than 50,000 lives and laying the foundation for generations of meaningful change.
About Himalayan Institute India
HI India has undertaken numerous humanitarian efforts over the decades, focused on healthcare, education, livelihood creation, and environmental regeneration. Its campuses in Allahabad and Khajuraho anchor the Institute’s educational programs and publications in India, and host extraordinary spiritual retreats and group practices. Both campuses are home to a vibrant community of staff and residents, and support the local villages in their vicinity.
We call you to action to support an incredible and resilient team who are on the ground changing lives every single day. The impact that your donation creates NOW will continue to develop for generations to come.
*All donations are tax-deductible. The Himalayan Institute reserves the right to direct funds to any area of our Cameroon or India projects where they are needed most.