Kathmandu, Nepal

We first went to Nepal in 2013 at the invitation of Fr. Joseph Thaler, MM, who has been working on social justice projects in Nepal for over 30 years.  Our work began with several projects involving the thousands of migrant brickyard workers in the areas surrounding Kathmandu, particularly with Care and Development Organization (CDO) in Godavari.   We returned in 2015 and 2016, to advise and assist Bishwa Karmacharya and his wife Ramila in the startup of a ceramic water filter factory in Nagdaha, Dhapakhel, Nepal.


Welcome to Nepal

Welcome to Nepal - Ceramic Water Filter Solutions

Boudha Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal

Boudha Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal - Ceramic Water Filter Solutions

Young Tibetans

Young Tibetans - Ceramic Water Filter Solutions

One of the many brickyards in the areas surrounding Kathmandu

One of the many brickyards in the areas surrounding Kathmandu - Ceramic Water Filter Solutions

Seasonal migrant brickyard workers attending a CDO health camp

Seasonal migrant brickyard workers attending a CDO health camp - Ceramic Water Filter Solutions

Brickyard living conditions, water is scarce

Brickyard living conditions, water is scarce - Ceramic Water Filter Solutions

Drinking water

Drinking water - Ceramic Water Filter Solutions

Lunch with the brickyard kids at CDO

Lunch with the brickyard kids at CDO - Ceramic Water Filter Solutions

Working on making ceramics for fundraising auctions in Austria and California

Working on making ceramics for fundraising auctions in Austria and California - Ceramic Water Filter Solutions

Firing ceramics in an impromptu reduction sawdust kiln

Firing ceramics in an impromptu reduction sawdust kiln - Ceramic Water Filter Solutions

Fired ceramics

Fired ceramics - Ceramic Water Filter Solutions

Preparing clay for making ceramic water filters

Preparing clay for making ceramic water filters - Ceramic Water Filter Solutions

Pressing filters with the Potters for Peace portable press

Pressing filters with the Potters for Peace portable press - Ceramic Water Filter Solutions

Freshly made ceramic water filters at the factory in Nagdaha

Freshly made ceramic water filters at the factory in Nagdaha - Ceramic Water Filter Solutions

Firing filters in the test kiln with propane

Firing filters in the test kiln with propane - Ceramic Water Filter Solutions

Flow testing filters in a makeshift soaking tank

Flow testing filters in a makeshift soaking tank - Ceramic Water Filter Solutions

Performing water tests with the Aquagenx compartment bag kits

Performing water tests with the Aquagenx compartment bag kits - Ceramic Water Filter Solutions

View of the countryside from the factory at Nagdaha

View of the countryside from the factory at Nagdaha - Ceramic Water Filter Solutions

Putting the ceramic water filters to good use with the brickyard children

Putting the ceramic water filters to good use with the brickyard children - Ceramic Water Filter Solutions