In early April, the villagers in Yiliang County kept calling about the village having no water. These rehabilitation patients had tried several times to find the source of the problem, but to no avail. They were without water for many days.
Yunnan Leprosy volunteers who were familiar with the project contributed 2,000 RMB ($300 USD) in cash to help the villagers in the situation. They rented two vans to travel to the Yiliang village, where more than 10 patients live. They brought 15 boxes of mineral water, which can be used for cooking and drinking, and they investigated the source of the water problem. After surveying the site, they discovered the water system was broken and needed repair. Due to leakage problems, the water could not travel to the village.
The volunteers realized that fixing the water supply system will require the pipes to be relaid. This project will require the investment of relevant government departments. Yunnan Leprosy will mobilize all government departments to coordinate the construction as soon as possible. They will also apply for help in funding the construction of a new reservoir through Transparent Fish Fund.
This is one of the volunteers who raised cash to buy 15 boxes of water for the rehabilitation village.
For now, the villagers are receiving water again, thanks to a friend living in a village nearby.
Every time Yunnan Leprosy comes, medical services are essential. Here is Liangping checking patients and doing acupuncture. These volunteers help with disease diagnosis and provide free and appropriate medicine.
Sister Li is a volunteer as well. In this picture, she is measuring the blood pressure of grandfather Baoliang. Next to them is little Baoliang. We hope that they will all be happy and healthy!
These are all the volunteers who came to help out. Yunnan Leprosy hopes to have more volunteers join the service and visit this village, giving more love to the patients!
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