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Sustainability - December 2022

Clean water for Badipati

The Volunteering Project 2022 in Nepal

Hard work awaited 15 Polish Geberit employees who were travelling to Nepal as volunteers. For a fortnight they dug trenches and laid water pipes in the village of Badipati.

No shower facilities and simple latrines instead of toilets: these are not the biggest problems that the inhabitants of the Nepalese village of Badipati struggle with every day. Like thousands of other people in western Nepal, they suffer from the lack of clean drinking water. 70 to 80% of the water points carry water that is not suitable for drinking.

Proud to be able to help
These conditions did not deter 15 volunteers from the Polish Geberit plants - on the contrary. Accompanied by experts from the Swiss development organisation Helvetas, the Polish employees helped to bring clean water to Badipati. They dug trenches, laid pipes, secured wells and installed water storage tanks.

“We are proud to be able to improve the living conditions of the people in Badipati with our contribution,“ said Agnieszka Sąsiadek, Polish Geberit employee who coordinated the project.

A Geberit tradition
Geberit has been supporting employee volunteering for several years. The volunteers use part of their holidays for this and contribute to the costs of the trip.

"We are proud to be able to improve the living conditions of the people in Badipati with our contribution."
Agnieszka Sąsiadek, Geberit Sp.z.o.o,, Warschau (PL)

The Volunteering Project 2022 takes place as part of an overall Helvetas project. The aim is to secure the water supply for around 100,000 people, including 21,000 children and 105 schools, and to improve sanitary conditions in the region.

The Geberit volunteers in Nepal.
No fear of hard work: The Geberit volunteers in Nepal. (© Marcin Mossakowski)