Monarch Beach Rotary gets $60k grant to supply clean drinking in rural Nepal

Dana Point resident Jill Fabricant is international service chair at Monarch Beach Rotary club and lead on the water grant. Courtesy of Jill Fabricant

The Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club has been awarded a $60,210 Rotary International Grant to supply clean water to a village where hundreds of widows and their children have migrated.

The drinking water project for the village of Kapurdhunga, home primarily to single women, as widows are called in Nepal, will eliminate the need for the women to walk over for an hour several times a day to fetch water.

Jill Fabricant, international service chairwoman of the Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club, is coordinating the grant in partnership with the South Patan Rotary Club in Kathmandu.

“I will be coordinating the work for the grant and the rotary club in South Patan will be overseeing the repair of the reservoir and the building of the sanitation station and bringing water to the households,” Fabricant wrote in an email.

Click here for more details on the Monarch Beach Club’s international projects.

For more information on the Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary club, please see The club holds its meetings at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Marriot Cliffs or by Zoom. Meetings are open to the public.

Dinesh Mandandhar is past president of South Patan Rotary and lead for the water grant. Courtesy of Jill Fabricant
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