There is a slum and waste dump for plastic rubbish, which is delivered in large sacks, directly next to the station in Kathmandu-Tilganga.
The people sort the PET bottles and remove the paper label. The bottles are then resold.
These recycled materials can be re-purposed, for example, in the construction of buildings. Even Shanti has experimented with such buildings. The bottles are filled with sand and help to stabilise the clay walls of the huts and houses.
Besides unpolluted clear water of the fountain, Shanti provides around 1,200 meals for the people living around the station each day – 600 meals each every morning and evening.
At midday, rice flakes, which are traditionally eaten together with vegetables for lunch in Nepal, are handed out. Even breakfast is very nutritious and consists of dal (lentil soup) and bhat (rice).
In the meanwhile, people from more remote locations or beggars from the temple district come to Shanti to get desperately needed food.
Shanti spends around € 6,000 each month for the food kitchen alone.