High Himalayan community projects Nepal Safe drinking water project in Nepal Children are filling the water turn by turn to bring their home from 20 minutes far ways one year before lunching the program.At the time we initiated development activities within the rural high himalayancommunities; our initial objectives are to provide assistance with primary schoolconstruction, Health care promotion, village sanitation, rural communitiesempowerments, volunteer mobilization, real village eco trek and nature conservationhowever, already during the first year of our presence within the region, we have appliedfor assistance with drinking water systems far outnumbered those for vulnerablecommunities. Every village needs water. Thus, gravity-fed drinking water systems to therural high himalayan villages currently represent our main development activity thereforewe say Small projects big results.
Local people are constructing the water reservation tank The benefited community members being volunteers to carry on water pipe from the two days long way to their village.The lack of water within the community also puts an extra burden on the village womenwho, by local tradition, are the main water carriers. Furthermore, water taken out of aground well, where available, is usually polluted. Although the customary water systemparameters in Nepal allocate one tap stand to be shared by more then ten households, wehave been quite liberal in tap stand allocation. Since the average rural household hasabout ten inhabitants, we have found that the one to five ratios does not adequately meetthe needs of the local people. We are currently providing 23 tap an average of one tapstand for every two households. Our tap stand design is also quite cost effective and theprovision of additional tap stands makes little difference in the overall projectexpenditure. However, even with our liberal household to tap stand ratio, an average often to twenty people must share one water tap where water runs 24 hours.In addition to the labor saving benefits by not having to carry water from distant sources,there are also health related benefits derived from the availability of safe water within thevillage. Nepal is among the countries where less than twenty percent of rural populationhas an easy access to safe drinking water. About 80% of worlds disease is related to alack of clean drinking water. In Nepal, about 45% people become infected by guinea
worm disease every year, as a result of drinking polluted water. The health of the peopleis a basic need, whose satisfaction must be the foremost goal of any development activity.Furthermore, it is a prerequisite for economic and social development, only healthypeople can fully utilize their capabilities. Children are happy mode and filling the water nearby their home after finished the project work. Special thanks to donors, volunteers and communitiesThe High Himalayan community welfare project Nepal team would like to express ourheartfelt thanks to the individuals and organizations for their generous help and supportto this valuable project in rural village at Samdo village, Dolakha district, Nepal.Following are names of the organizations and individuals that have contributed in thenovel work of The High Himalayan community welfare projects Nepal.Donors, supporters and volunteers of the Safe drinking water project in NepalFor legal supportDistrict Development committee Dolakha, NepalDistrict administration office Dolakha, NepalVillage Development committee Samdo village, Dolakha, Nepal For finance, technical support and volunteers Contributors name Country Contribution Leanne Packer Australia Financial support Sonja Kusclhe Austria Financial support Katharina Frey Austria Financial support Marc Garland USA Financial support Ilea Lyapkalo Russia Financial support Will Bales UK Financial support Gordon Fowls Canada Financial support Roger Dunks UK Financial support Alex Cretin UK Financial support Thomas Putney Belgium Financial support Andy Croton USA Financial support
New Financial support Lynn Whelchel Zealand Johnnie Yates Australia Financial support Hansjerg Goetz Germany Financial support Siren Bogh Holland Financial support Martin Bogh Holland Financial support Derek and Margaret New Financial support Jones Zealand Anil Pandit Nepal technical support Priyatam Neupane Nepal technical support Amit Aryal Nepal technical support Derek and Margaret New volunteer Jones Zealand Communities of Samdo village who are volunteers benefited NepalThank you very much and warm regardsHarikrishna DevkotaNational coordinatorHigh Himalayan community projects Nepal