Access to clean water is a basic human need. While Myanmar has made significant strides to develop their nation, 17 million people still do not have access to clean water. Many rural regions in Myanmar, nicknamed the Dry Zone around Bagan, often suffer from 3-4 months of water shortages as droughts continue on every year. By constructing a water supply system, entire communities receive fresh water for the daily cooking, drinking, and washing.
Since 2014, Khiri Reach has built 38 water wells in rural Myanmar. These basic yet vital wells, which include a pump and collection tank, provide clean water for entire villages in numerous poverty-stricken areas. Before a well is built, a Water Committee is set up in each village and carefully selects a location for the bore well. Traditionally in Myanmar, every village has its own committee and fund, so Khiri Reach’s program integrates smoothly into the affected areas. As all the key-players and decision-makers are involved every step of the way, we also advise them on how to save funds in case they need money to repair the well or maintain the pump, fix the collection tank, etc.
The Water Committee is taught how to determine appropriate rates from every person using the water well – the small surcharge (about $0.10 cents/100Kyats per family per day) is sufficient in maintaining the water works. Compare this with walking every day to the rivers, struggling to fetch a few liters of water back to their homes: the whole ordeal could take hours each day. Our goal is to have a total of 50 water wells set up by 2021. Should you decide to support the water well project, make sure to visit the communities and meet the people who benefit from your support!
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
2 water wells donated by Asia Unbound at the Wimoatti Taung Monastery in Pakokku and in Kan Hla Village