Sustainable Environment Program (Completed December 2002)

Start Date: April 2002

End Date: December 2002

Location: Makwanpur

Donor(s): Plan Nepal, Makwanpur Program Unit

Budget: NRs. 1,463,000.00 (US$ 20,605.63)

This project entailed the construction of 9 2000 litre rainwater-harvesting (RWH) jars and 11 32WP Solar PV units. Additionally, research was performed on the promotion of community-managed fire briquette units, and a feasibility study for the implementation of a peltric set was undergone. The project also included software activities including Community-Based Organization (CBO) formation for RWH jars, Solar PVs, member training, formal registration, and the establishment of an Operation and Maintenance fund, which is deposited and operated through a bank account for CBO sustainability.