Luma, Dongxiu, Samsuma- Progress

Lots of great progress to report from our three villages in Qinghai province, Luma, Dongxiu and Sasuma, all of which achieved full funding for their solar bathroom projects earlier this year. This meant we were able to complete the purchase of all the building materials and solar heaters needed for the installations to be completed.

Our pictures show villagers from Luma unloading their newly delivered heaters, Mr Caidan and his family hard at work on their bathroom, and Mr Aojian completing the building work on his own bathroom, ready for final installation of the plumbing and solar heaters.

Revisiting Sasuma

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.

First Batch of Solar Heaters Installed

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.