As in Europe, the cost of living in the big cities in Nepal is rising. Low-income Nepalese are forced to save on consumer goods. Often this is done at the expense of their health. For example, water is drunk directly from household taps. Boiling is also dispensed with for cost reasons. As a result, many cases of cholera, a highly contagious bacterial disease, are currently being diagnosed.
To address this problem, Nepalmed, with the support of Action Medeor, will donate five more PAUL water filtration stations to Nepal in July. In this way, we hope to make a small contribution to a stable health situation.
PAUL stands for “Portable Aqua Unit for Lifesaving” and is a portable water filter unit for water treatment e.g. from river or well water in disaster situations.
A PAUL + accessories costs about 1500 € and can supply about 200-300 people daily with drinkable water for up to 10 years.