Clean water to Tibetan refugee children: Goal of new campaign

tibetans drinking waterFor many in the Tibetan community in exile living in India, basic elements of life, such as access to clean water, still remain a challenge, says the Tibet Fund. That organization has partnered with the Lha Charitable Trust to address this dilemma. The latter reports that “94 percent of Tibetan refugees drink tap water because few can afford to regularly purchase filtered water. Illnesses caused by contaminated drinking water include chronic gastro-intestinal problems, typhoid and cholera,” resulting in many lost work and school days. Since 2010, the organizations have installed water purification systems in seven schools and have launched an Indiegogo campaign through July 5 to fund up to ten more.  Click here to learn more.