Access to clean water is a basic human right and need, that still remains unaccessable to 17 million people in Myanmar alone. Since the Water Well Program commencement in 2014, Khiri Reach has coordinated the building of 25 wells and numerous rainwater collection and storage facilities.
The current goal is to continue building waters wells across Myanmar’s dry zones as well as expanding to other areas in need, with the aim of doubling the amount of wells built in the next 2 years. We strive to have support a total of 50 water wells within Myanmar by 2020.
Since the commencement of the Water Well initiative in 2014, Khiri Reach has coordinated the building of 25 water wells and multiple rainwater collection and storage facilities. These basic yet vital wells, which include a pump and collection tank, provide clean water for entire villages in numerous poverty stricken areas which suffer from 3-4 months of drought every year.
Before a well is built in a carefully selected location, a Water Committee is set up in each village. Traditionally in Myanmar, every village has it's own committee and fund, so the program works very well as all the right key players and decision makers are involved from the beginning.
The Water Committee is taught how to collect a small fee from every person using the water well - the small token charge is about $0.10 cents/100Kyats per person, and to save the funds in case they need money to repair the well or maintain the pump, fix the collection tank etc.
This is an important part of the program and a way to ensure its sustainability. The logic behind this procedure is to teach them to be responsible and care properly for the Water Well which has been gifted to them, without the need for 1 person to bare the costs while others benefit.
All the communities and villages who have benefited from this project so far, have been very grateful to all the donors and sponsors. Their lives have changed drastically and improved in ways they could never have imagined accomplishing themselves.
A big thank you goes out to everyone who has helped in this project to date and for all future provided.
Mya Kan village water well sponsored by Hipp family – DmASIA
Kyauk Kone village water well sponsored by Herman Hintzen family – Talisman
Shwe Si Tine village water well near Mt. Popa sponsored by Manisar family - DmASIA
New Bagan quarter water well sponsored by Heineken family, Netherlands
Ywa Lay village, Near Chauk, Bagan, 2nd water well sponsored by Heineken family, Netherlands
Thanbo village water well, near Pakkoku district sponsored by Riksja
Nga Gyo Aing village & Baw Lone Kyun village water wells, Near Chauk, Bagan
Sam Brook private donors from DmASIA sponsored 2 water wells in the Dry Zone.
Ngo Gyo Aing village
Baw Lone Kyun village ( East Ywa Naung)
East Phwar Saw village water well, Bagan sponsored by the family of the Dutch Ambassador
Shwe Kabyu village water well, Chauk, near Bagan, sponsored by Maria Van Lemmen, Namaste
Htee Tan village water well, Kawa Township, Bago, sponsored by Khiri Reach
Pike Thae Lae / Koe Lone quarter water well sponsored by Semester at Sea, USA
Moe Nant Kone village water well sponsored by SAX Sanitair, Belgium
Taung kone village water well sponsored by Adventure Life, USA
Baw Lone Kyun village water well, Southern New Bagan sponsored by Motivoscope – Samsaung, Poland
Sae Lan village water well sponsored by Philips family from Asia Unbound
Yae Nan Chanung water well sponsored with the help of Lei Thar Kone, Uncle Arik and Khiri Reach
Salay Public Hospital water well project sponsored Khiri Reach
Pokkaku new quarter water well sponsored by Joaquin Gomes family
Pokkaku 20 new quarter water well sponsored by Semester at Sea students, Feb, 2018
11 quarter Pokkaku Township, Magwe District sponsored by Khiri Reach in honour on Khiri Travel’s 25th Anniversary and World Water Day
Other water wells, kindly sponsored from the following donors;
- Water well near Bagan & Mt. Popa
- Water well contribution to Bagan community sponsored by the Lippman family
- Pokkaku 6 quarter Township water well sponsored by Max's clients DI-6135 Miguel family
Water Wells for Mon Pin village, Tikyit village tract, Pin Laung Township near Pindaya, sponsored by Pauwels, Khiri Reach and a generous donor from Sax Group