Yanmaidi project complete! 燕麥地工程竣工!

by Jenny Chu, Jesus Arroyo & Josh Lange 出自於褚葉菲,Jesus Arroyo & 郎書亞

The cistern is now complete, the pipes are laid, and each family in Yanmaidi has renewed access to reliable, clean drinking water! 如今,我們已經建好了水箱、鋪好了水管,燕麥地的每個家庭都可以喝到可靠乾淨的飲用水了! Because of your generous giving, our friends in rural Yunnan province have received the beautiful New Year’s gift of renewed health, hope and vitality after years of frustrations and limitations. 多虧了您慷慨的幫助,在多年的折磨與限制中,我們雲南偏遠地區的夥伴們收到了一份美麗的新年禮物,他們可以終於重獲健康的身體、希望與希望。

CWEF staff traveled to Yanmaidi on January 10 to celebrate the completion of the project with the village’s families and local government leaders. CWEF工作人員於一月十日拜訪了燕麥地,與村莊的家庭和當地政府組織慶祝了工程的竣工。

Prior to the completion of the new water system, Yanmaidi’s drinking water had been delivered using a series of old, low-quality plastic pipes that looped around the village. 在新的供水系統竣工之前,燕麥地的飲用水都是通過老舊、低質量的塑料水管循環傳送至每一戶人家的。 These pipes were degrading and fragile. 這些水管既脆弱又已經老化。 The pipes would burst during the rainy season due to an overload of water and would freeze during the winter causing similar problems. 雨季的時候水管會因載水過多而破裂;冬季時會因溫度過低而冷凍並破裂。 During droughts, the water system was unable to deliver water effectively, causing many residents to hike 800 meters to a nearby reservoir to collect water, several times per day. 乾旱的時候,供水系統無法有效率地輸水,導致大量人家不得不攀爬800m的高坡去最近的水庫收集水源,一日得來往多次。 The outdated system required constant maintenance and left families with no water when things went wrong. 陳舊的供水系統不僅長期需要有人進行維修,甚至在出現問題的時候都不能儲下備用的水源供人使用。 Even when water was available, the quality of the water was not good because of contamination in the system due to constant pipe breakages. 即使是在有足夠水源的時候,經常性的水管破裂依舊導致水源受到了污染,因此水的質量欠佳。

100% of the village households made contributions to bring the project to a successful completion. 100%的家庭都為工程做出了貢獻,一起完成了這個工程。 Each family contributed a small amount of their own money and a considerable amount of their own physical labor to complete the project. 每戶家庭為了工程都投入了一些私人資金,提供了可觀的勞工數量。

During her recent visit to help celebrate the project’s completion, CWEF’s Jenny Chu also facilitated a health training session focused on drinking water safety, personal hygiene, prevention of common illnesses, safe use of pesticides, and women’s health care. 在她最近前往拜訪村莊共同慶祝竣工的時候,CWEF的褚葉菲也協助了關於飲水安全、個人衛生、如何預防常見疾病、如何安全使用殺蟲劑還有女性健康護理的健康培訓課程。

Jenny Chu meets with women in Yanmaidi to discuss women’s health care 褚葉菲與燕麥地的女性見面,討論女性健康護理

Zhang Zhenghua has resumed his role as the water system manager (in a previous story, we highlighted Zhang’s wife Yicun). 張正華恢復了他作為供水系統管理員的職位(在先前的故事中,我們講述了關於張先生的妻子伊春)。 Zhenghua and Yicun expressed their delight with the completed project. 正華和伊春表達了竣工的喜悅之情。 Zhenghua no longer worries about being woken up at midnight to fix a broken pipe. 正華再也不用為半夜突然被叫醒去維修破裂的水管而擔心。 Pipe repair will no longer be a daily struggle for the Zhang family, which will give them more time to focus on their crops and other work. 水管維修不再是張氏家庭的日常負擔,他們騰出了多餘的時間去注重於農業還有其他工作。 With his newfound time, Zhenghua hopes to be able to improve his family’s life by raising more livestock of their own. 正華希望能夠利用這些新空出來的時間,通過飼養更多牲畜來改善自家的生活。

Here are a few additional notes about the project’s ongoing maintenance, which all residents agreed upon and committed to at a recent village meeting: 關於工程的事後維修安排,我們還有以下幾點需要闡明。這些點均在最近的村莊會議中得到了所有家庭的一致認同:

  • The water system fee will increase from 5 to 10 yuan per person per year. 每年每人該繳納的供水系統管理費將上漲至5到10元。 Zhenghua’s salary will stay the same, and the additional 5 yuan per person will go to a fund to be used for maintenance and repair costs. 正華的工資保持不變,額外從每人繳納的5元將會用於供水系統保養維修資金。
  • Every six months, a team of three will work together to clean the main cistern. 每六個月就會有由三人組成的小隊一起清洗主要水箱。
  • CWEF plans to conduct a comprehensive follow-up evaluation of the project at Yanmaidi in 2022, two years after the project’s completion. CWEF打算在2022年,竣工兩年後,撰寫一份燕麥地綜合性工程竣工評估。

Yanmaidi’s village leader, Zhang Linzhong, expressed his deep gratitude to everyone who has made this project possible. 燕麥地村莊村長張林忠,向為工程貢獻了的人們表達了深厚的感激。 He shared that in the future they hope to improve on the water system by expanding it to reach more of their fields. 他分享到,在未來希望能夠改善供水系統來將水管擴展到更遠的農地。 He also shared his dream of installing street lights throughout the community, and in the future plans to expand sales of their organic produce to nearby cities where they will sell for a better price. 他也分享了自己想要為整個社區安裝上街燈的夢想。未來也打算拓展農作物銷售範圍,將農作物以更高的價格賣給周邊的城市。

In closing, Mr. Zhang shared with us that he plans to live in Yanmaidi with his family for the rest of his life, continuing to help the village that raised him as a child to grow and thrive. 在總結發言中,張先生分享到他打算今後都留在燕麥地陪伴自己的家庭,繼續幫助扶養自己成人的村莊發展。



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