Rain Water Harvesting in Nepal
Nepal WASH Alliance
The programme of promotion of Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) aims at addressing problem of inadequate access to safe water and sanitation service, couple with poor hygienic practices in rural communities of Nepal. The programme supports activities of the WASH programme in Nepal and primarily focuses on promotion of RWH both for drinking and productive use.
Who will benefit?
- 5 institutions with improved sanitation facilities
- 2201 people use improved sanitation facilities
- 2489 hygiene facilities
- 2201 people use improved drinking water
Project in depth
Economic development Category: Economic development
Healthcare Category: Health
Water and sanitation Categories: Education, Sanitation, Water
As RHCC strongly believes that the project/programme cannot provide subsidy all tha time, once the project/programme stops to provide the subsidy the sector may not continue, unless there is provision of loan to install RWH system. so for the sustainability purpose, the credit plays vital role in one side, on the other hand without the provision of credit even if there is provision of subsidy we cannot make RWH accessible to por people. Therefore, BSP-Nepal/RHCC has initiated micro financing for RWH with suopport from BSP-Nepal and Nepal Federation of Saving and Credit Union of Nepal(NEFSCUN).
Currently, RWH with micro-financing is being implemented at Bhotsipa, Sindhupalchowk; Darlamdanda, Plapa and Kuphindedaha, Salyan districts.
The seed fund has already been released by NEFSCUN and the loan of NRs. 15,000 (EURO 140) provided to RWH clients, which they have to pay back in 3 years. 12 installments has already been paid in project site for Sindhupalchowk where as in Palpa and Salyan it starts from July 2012.
Provision of seed-fund money to the MFI, NEFSCUN, which will be used as loan money for the potential RWHclients.
Study the feasibility of combining RWH and micro finance in Salyan and upscale the lessons learned to other districts in the WASh programme.
Monitor and evaluate the fund disbursement capacity of the MFIs, challenges and the users demand ststus: mode of repayment and activitis uptake by the users for repayment outcomes and report outcomes to RAIN.
To ensure availability of basic safe, accessible and adequate water supply and sanitation and to reduce incidence of water, hygiene and sanitation related diseased in programme area so as to empower communities, specifically women and girls.
To ensure that the basic service needs of poor and marginalized communities are met and that these groups; especially women, are involved in all decision making that affects their service interests at all levels.
- Access to safe drinking water in 70% of intervention area
- Improved sanitation in 70% of the intervention area
- Active WASH stakeholder coordination structures
- Capacity development for partners, local community and institutes
- Innovative finance mechanisms in place (Subsidy and Micro financing)
Strict monitoring and quality control of the product at every phase of the project.
integrate micro financing and RWH project with income generating activities of enable positive condition for loan repayment within the given period.
The project approach ensures people's participation right from the beginning including their committment in financing for the RWH systems there by ensures higher level of ownership.
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