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

Start Date: February 2006

End Date: June 2010

Location: Kapilvastu

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

Budget: NRs. 1,401,126.30 (US$ 19,734.17)

The goal of this project was poverty alleviation through improved health and quality of life of the people living in the 1200 rural communities. The project provided water supply and sanitation facilities, as well as capacity building training in selected communities. This project was implemented using a community-based, demand-driven procedure that ensured full participation of the local users in the formulation, implementation and operation and maintenance of the town projects. The four subproject areas included: Budhi DWS, Jaynagar DWS, Rajpur DWS and Hariharpur DWS.

Four rural water supply schemes were implemented in Kapilvastu, and four Community-Based Organizations were formed through the facilitation of IDS Nepal within the project area. The project also included the construction of one overhead tank of 300m3, 500 pipeline taps, and 131 tube wells in the four sub-project areas. Moreover, through the facilitation of IDS Nepal, 770 toilets and four school toilets were constructed.

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. The training sessions paid a special focus to gender equity and the involvement and participation of women and other disadvantaged groups. In total, 1543 households, with a population of 9976, benefitted from the project.