Sustainable Water and Sanitation, Banke (Completed June 2004)

Start Date: July 2003

End Date: June 2004

Location: Banke

Donor(s): Plan Nepal, Banke Program Unit

Budget: NRs. 3,277,955.00 (US$ 46,168.38)

The aim of this project was to successfully grant five community villages with an Open Defecation Free (ODF) status. The Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach was used and CLTS-related activities were held in three communities. The project also involved the construction of community bathrooms, simple incinerators and school gardens in Plan Nepal working communities.

This particular phase of the project entailed the construction of 55 domestic latrines, 97 using old rings, 3 school latrines, 2 public latrines, 73 latrines at Early Child Care Development (ECCD) centres, and 10 incinerators for school waste disposal. Water quality testing for arsenic contamination using 1000 samples was also done.