Group aims to improve life in Nepalese village
Final preparations are under way for Geraldine Tramping Group's latest expedition to Nepal.
The trip is part of a humanitarian project to improve living conditions in the remote Nepalese village of Damar.
Ten participants will spend two days trekking into the village next month, where they will install a water tank as part of their project to improve living conditions. Initially, the project's aim was to provide solar lighting in homes.
Participant Marg Stocker has already travelled to Damar twice as part of the project and will return again this time to help continue the work already started.
She said the trip would not be possible without support from South Canterbury residents.
"I just want to thank all of those individuals, organisations and groups that have contributed to make this possible."
The group will also take medical materials and 100 kilograms of donated clothing.
Supplies for the water tank will be brought by the group when they get to Kathmandu.
Canterbury residents are going on the month-long trip, along with a former resident now living in Scotland.
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