Community Based Water Supply and Sanitation Project, Dailekh (Completed June 2010)

Start Date: February 2008

End Date: June 2010

Location: Dailekh

Donor(s): Community Water Supply & Sanitation Office, Dailekh District Development Committee (DDC), Asian Development Bank

Budget: NRs. 1,866,369.75 (US$ 29,184.82)

The goal of this project was poverty alleviation through improved health and quality of life of rural communities. The project involved the implementation of five rural water supply schemes in Dailekh, one rainwater harvesting and four gravity schemes, and the formation of five Community-Based Organizations (CBOs).

With a focus on community empowerment, the project also included an institutional strengthening component, wherein IDS Nepal trained the Water User and Sanitation Committee (WUSC) and local community to be equipped for the planning, implementation, operation and maintenance of Community Water Supply and Sanitation Project. Additional training catered to women and other disadvantaged groups was conducted. In total, 344 households and a population of 2468 benefitted from this project.