Every year about 45,000 children below the age of five years die in Nepal from sanitation related problems, which are attributed to inadequate supplies of water and/ or its poor quality. Improving the quality of the water supply and sanitation has been shown to reduce the morbidity due to different diseases by significant amounts.
The Unica Foundation has been working in water projects since more than a decade in Nepal. Hadikhola is the 9th water project Unica is supporting. Hadikhola village is about 35 kilometres far from downtown Pokhara. Based on caste and ethnicity, Bramin /Chhetri, Janajatis and Dalits are predominant in the village. The water scarcity is quite high as people has to spend hours fetching water from the stream nearby. And, the quality of water is often not clean, especially during monsoon.
This is a lifting and gravity-flow-based project. The pump system will be connected with the national grid for lifting water. The aim of the project is to improve the quality of life by setting up a sustainable and qualitatively safe water supply system and strengthening the income-generating capacity of local people with the series of training / activities. This project therefore covers the three largest part as capacity development, income generation and construction of water system.
NRCS, Kaski is a main implementing partner, while the Unica Foundation supports for funds and monitoring the projects. The role of Madi Rural Municipality is a matching fund arrangement, land management and water source registration. Nonetheless, the Water User’s Committee (WUC) as a local institution makes the contribution to labour and participation throughout the project.
67 household (499 people)
Madi Rural Municipality Ward No -12, Kaski
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Drinking water systems
Partners & sponsors
Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS), Kaski (partner)
Madi Rural Municipality (local partner)