Water and Environmental Sanitation Program (Completed June 2008)

Start Date: July 2007

End Date: June 2008

Location: Banke

Donor(s): Plan Nepal, Banke Program Unit

Budget: NRs. 2,792,918.00 (US$ 42,379.06)

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.

This particular phase of the program entailed the construction of three school gardens, four community bathrooms, four simple incinerators, and the rehabilitation of 58 tube wells. One groundwater recharge plant was also established.

In terms of software activities, the School Health, Hygiene and Sanitation Program was implemented in 20 schools, and water quality testing was done using 103 samples from the Banke working area. 34 courses on water management training were conducted, as were 158 Information, Education, and Community (IEC) sessions on hygiene and water.