G-1353

Nepal - Biogas Digesters

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Financing

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Photos

History Logs

Project Description

Region: Asia

Country: Nepal

Location: Katmandu

Total Budget: $53,678

Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Water and sanitation, Maternal and child health


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Fundraising Goal:

$5,000

Already Donated:

$4,253

Still Needed:

$747

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Biogas is a clean, nonpolluting, and cheap source of energy in rural areas. It consists of 55-70% methane, which is flammable. Biogas is produced from cattle dung and human waste in a bio gas plant commonly known as a gobar gas plant through a process called digestion.

The objectives are to: (1) provide fuel for cooking purposes, (2) organic manure, (3) mitigate drudgery of rural women spending hours collecting wood (thus also reducing deforestation), and (4) improve sanitation in villages by linking sanitary latrines with biogas plants.

Jim Mayfield, CHOICE co-founder, 2 minute YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRXrjP017oA&feature=em-subs_digest

Benefits

Health

- Reduces upper respiratory illnesses caused by smoke inhalation

- Women's life expectancy improvement: 38 to 58 years of age

- Infant mortality rate decreases

- Sanitary latrines

- Reduction in density of flies and other insects that transfer disease and

viruses; reduction in contamination from fecal matter in food preparation

Environment

- Deforestation lessened

- Natural fertilizer created

Time

- Not collecting wood...many women in extreme poverty can spend up to 4

hours/day collecting wood and/or water

Step towards ending extreme poverty

- With increased time in day not devoted to wood collection, women can use the

time for literacy, economic development, and other worthwhile activities

benefiting their families

CHOICE Humanitarian overview:

Mission: end extreme poverty

International Development NGO

- Sustainability

- Leadership Development

- Gender Equity

Founded: 1982

Currently working in 7 countries, including Nepal

Focus Areas: Education, Health, Environment, Cultural Preservation, and

Economic Development

Through collaboration with other organizations (governments, NGOs, etc.)

CHOICE's project funds are typically leveraged $4.50 to every $1 CHOICE

provides

Project Goals:

100 biogas digesters and dry latrines

Rotary International $35K grant

- As a result of RI's contribution, another $30-35K will be leveraged from

the Nepali government, Villagers, and CHOICE

Location: Rainas and Sundarbazar municipalities in Lamjung (total population

~30,000)

1 year from start time for completion of work and training

Villager Selection Process

Must contribute both labor and some of their own funding to project

Local leaders give have priority to the poorest

Has sufficient cattle to help produce 36kg of waste/day

Elevation below 1,300 meters above sea level (hot enough climate for

microorganisms to break down waste within tank via anaerobic digestion)

Participant Roles

CHOICE:

- Organizes family, trains family on biogas and dry latrine technologies,

assists with placement preparation, oversees construction, provides

experienced staff to be on-site during and after construction to insure

proper operation.

- With full-time, native in-country staff in Nepal, CHOICE's In-Country

Director (ICD) will be in regular contact with the local Rotary Club

partners with updates, photos, and financials regarding the project as it

is carried out. They will also host site visits to the villages for the

local Nepali Rotary Club members to evaluate progress and assure that funds

are being used efficiently, effectively, and for the purpose they were

designated.

- Field teams will also send monthly updates on project progress to CHOICE

headquarters. These reports will be copied to the partnering Rotary Clubs

in the US. CHOICE will also be happy to host international visits to any

Rotary member in the US interested in going on-site.

Villagers: Manually dig holes, provide sand for the concrete mix, and provide

rock and fill for construction phase.

Government: Provides some concrete and other materials and supplies, and

provides on-site supervisor of construction.

Rotary: Supplies all other concrete needed, biogas unit stove for the kitchen,

and gas lines from biogas unit to kitchen facility; also, provides additional

on-site skilled labor.

Primary Host Partner

District: 3292

Rotary Club of: Kathmandu Metro

Primary Contact: Santosh Gyawali

Email: santgyawali@yahoo.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5440

Rotary Club of: Fort Collins After Work

Primary Contact: Bryan Thompson

Email: btstttct@gmail.com

Project Status

Your project is "Fully Pledged". This means the amount of the pledges is equal to the total budget of the project. Now the project needs to be finalized and go through the approval process with The Rotary Foundation. This process gets started on the administration page.

Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #17580.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Fort Collins (5440)

27-May-17

$2,465

-

$2,465

Fort Collins After Work (5440)

11-Aug-17

$3,000

-

$3,000

Fort Collins (5440)

23-Aug-17

$6,068

-

$6,068

District 5440 DDF

30-Aug-17

-

$10,000

$10,000

Kathmandu Metro (3292)

30-Aug-17

$2,000

$3,500

$5,500

Matching Grants Website DAF Donations

Name

Date

Status

Amount

Dan Smargon

10-Nov-17

Collected

$1,500

Dugan Moore

10-Nov-17

Collected

$1,500

Anonymous

15-Nov-17

Pledged

$1,250

Judi

11-May-18

Payment Pending

$3

Pledged
Pending
Collected

$1,250
$3
$3,000

-
-
-

$1,250
$3
$3,000

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

$8,893

$13,500

$22,392

Total

$53,678

DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

Project Supporting Documents

Project Photos

History Log Entries

26-May-17

System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.

27-May-17

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $3,000 by Robin Steele of the Rotary Club of Fort Collins, District 5440.

11-Aug-17

by Bryan Thompson

System Entry: Pledge of $3,000 by Bryan Thompson of the Rotary Club of Fort Collins After Work, District 5440.

23-Aug-17

by John Trone

System Entry: Pledge of $2,000 by John Trone of the Rotary Club of Fort Collins, District 5440.

30-Aug-17

by Bryan Thompson

System Entry: Pledge of $6,500 DDF by Bryan Thompson of the Rotary Club of Fort Collins After Work, District 5440.

30-Aug-17

by Bryan Thompson

System Entry: Pledge of $2,000 with $3,500 DDF by Santosh Gyawali of the Rotary Club of Kathmandu Metro, District 3292.

30-Aug-17

by Bryan Thompson

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

24-Oct-17

by Bryan Thompson

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

10-Nov-17

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $1,500 by Dan Smargon through the Matching Grants Website DAF.

10-Nov-17

by Philippe Lamoise

System Entry: Pledge of $1,500 by Dugan Moore through the Matching Grants Website DAF.

15-Nov-17

by Philippe Lamoise

System Entry: Pledge of $1,250 anonymously through the Matching Grants Website DAF.

19-Nov-17

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $2,000 by CSU Rotoract of the Rotary Club of Fort Collins, District 5440.

19-Nov-17

System Entry

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

17-Mar-18

by Bryan Thompson

Hello,

The Global Grant G-1353 is still in process. We are finalizing the application to RI for the Global Grant matching funds. This has taken some time to complete because we are working with CHOICE Humanitarian and the local Nepal Rotary and CHOICE organizations to plan the project.

Our goal is to submit this project to RI by the end or April 2018. If anyone has any questions about the project please let me know.

Yours in Rotary,

Bryan Thompson

11-May-18

System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $3 by Judi through the Matching Grants Website DAF.

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