A friend of mine sent a link to the Sukhasiddhi Foundation in California, which is a Tibetan group, founded by Lama Palden Drolma, working to provide better water and sanitation facilities for people in the villages around Bodhgaya.
As we saw in yesterday’s documentary lack of clean water is a cause for most of the deaths of children around the world, the statistics are really shocking: a child dies every 17 seconds owing to water-related disease.
Sukhasiddhi helps provide ecosan toilets for the community around Bodhgaya, which are safe, clean and even produce an income. They have partnered up with a British charity, Wherever the Need to facilitate their work.
They are also involved in providing education to the local people so they can eventually run their own projects and not be dependant on outside help, which helps ensure their future.
They have a very informative page on their website about the work they are doing, so please watch the video below and read up more on their website by following this link.
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Some Stills from the Documentary