Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Program (Completed June 2003)

Start Date: July 2002

End Date: June 2003

Location: Banke

Donor(s): Plan Nepal, Banke Program Unit

Budget: NRs. 3,613,770.00 (US$ 50,898.17)

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 122 family latrines and 20 pit latrines at Early Child Care Development (ECCD) centres. Water quality testing for arsenic contamination was conducted using 1500 samples.