Sustainable Water and Sanitation Program (Completed June 2002)

Start Date: January 2002

End Date: June 2002

Location: Banke

Donor(s): Plan Nepal, Banke Program Unit

Budget: NRs. 1,832,125.00 (US$ 25,804.58)

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 program involved the construction of 29 pit latrines and water quality testing for arsenic contamination using 1007 samples.