Recognising Paul Pholeros’s lifelong commitment to improving people’s lives by addressing environmental and housing issues, the Paul Pholeros Foundation will honour his legacy through investment in the people who can bring about real change – the local teams in Nepal and the Australian teams – who will raise the sanitation standards in rural villages.
The Sanitation Construction Project 2019
In 2007 Paul Pholeros started working with the families in Bhattedanda village, Nepal, to improve sanitation conditions. Toilets and waste removal systems – septic or biogas – were constructed, along with rainwater storage tanks.
The villagers now see clearly the benefits of well constructed sanitation systems and have requested a community toilet/shower block be built adjacent to their Buddhist stupa and nearby small meeting house – a place in the forest where people gather for religious and community events, monks come for meditation, and cremations are carried out at the nearby “ghat”, burning ground.
At present there is no water supply, no toilet, no washing place at this site.
The villagers will dedicate this very important block to the memory of “Paul Sir” in recognition of his long term commitment to their village.
This will be the first project for the Paul Pholeros Foundation team’s involvement and construction is planned for March – April 2019.
Funds for the village toilet/shower block construction will be raised through the Nepal Village Development Project, RAWCS Project 66/2007-08.
Our target is AUD15,000.
Donations are greatly appreciated, are tax deductible in Australia.
The Paul Pholeros Foundation Limited is a not for profit charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. ACN 625 347 882.