It is our intent to provide, with the help of the villagers and an engineer, a permanent water supply to the rural village of Kachait. In this village we will build a dam, lay 5.6 km of pipe, repair a water tank and repair/construct 10 taps for over 600 residents.
Volunteers, if available and villagers will assist in the construction of the tap towers for the village including ground levelling, forming and tying metal rods, mixing cement etc., in addition to fundraising activities, logistics, materials purchase and delivery, donor reporting and accountability reports.
The system will be maintained by the villagers assigned by the village chief to ensure dam is clear of obstructions, taps are in continuous working order and pipe repair, as required. The lifetime of the system is estimated to be 20 years without pipe replacement.
Population 2018 – 117 families – approximately 600 people, mostly Khmu tribe.
Existing Infrastructure – have a primary school and electricity, plus a broken water supply caused by the mud slides in 2017.
Water – The mudslides redirected much of the river so little to no water is getting to the village.
Location – approximately 128km north of Luang Prabang, mostly on paved road.