During our recent visit to Haidong Region, Qinghai we called in at some of the villages we have already funded. These pics are from Sasuma, our first Solar Bathrooms project which will provide hot running water and proper washing facilities for 110 households. We visited 10 wonderful families whose bathrooms were already working, the rest had already completed the structures were waiting until after CNY to install the solar panels.
Degang is the latest village to apply for funding for solar bathrooms from VPP and our partner Lotus Charity Association. Conditions are very challenging. Bathrooms with showers, and hot water for washing, cooking and mixing animal feed - produced by the solar panels we are installing - really do change lives in this remote area.
Most families have now finished the building work on their bathrooms in Sasuma.
After we've installed the first batch of Solar water heaters before Chinese New Year, they will have enough hot water for 3-4 showers a day. And they won't need to heat water for washing clothes and dishes and mixing with pig feed over their indoor wood fires.