Nepal has an extremely challenging landscape
Nepal is a landlocked country with a highly challenging landscape. Many people must make long, dangerous journeys to reach water sources. In the rural lowlands and mountains, water sources' distance is great, and water supplies are often polluted with naturally occurring arsenic. Open defecation also spreads diseases across living environments.
Nepal's extreme physio-geography, uneven distribution of houses and villages, differences in rural, urban living systems promotes the water crisis. Water is usually available in rural river valleys, but towns on the upper parts of the hills are highly affected by scarce water availability.
BridgIT partners with the Kathmandu Environmental Education Program (KEEP), whose work promotes Nepal's remote rural areas' sustainable development. BridgIT partners with KEEP to provide water infrastructure projects in the remote mid-mountain rural areas by providing Drinking Water, Sanitation and Health programs.
Project Area: Dhading District northeast of Kathmandu
Solution: Piped water systems from clean mountain water sources and construction of distribution outlets throughout the village.
9,000 people - Cost of $16.09 per person