Water Supply and Sanitation Fund Development Board for Pinari, Balapur and Nayabasti for Development Phase DWSS Schemes in Banke (Completed December 2008)

Start Date: August 2007

End Date: December 2008

Location: Banke

Donor(s): Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Fund Development Board (RWSSFDB), World Bank

Budget: NRs. 1,004,982.50 (US$ 15,345.59)

This project involved the construction of water supply structures such as a reservoir tank, interruption chamber, break pressure tank, wash out, and tap stand post. So as to achieve permanent latrine construction, there was also the implementation of a Sanitation Resolving Loan Fund (SRLF).

Additional community-based roles – including a Village Maintenance Worker (VMW), a Village Health Promoter (VHP), and a Water Users Committee (WUC) Treasurer – were put in place so as to ensure increased efficiency. In order to increase accountability, training was also provided to the above designations. IDS Nepal ensured gender equality by initiating a Women’s Technical Support Service and providing them training for a savings and credit program as well as a income generation program.

IDS Nepal’s role in this project was to manage and facilitate the implementation of three Gravity Water Supply and Sanitation Schemes. To do so, IDS Nepal acted as a liaison between the local stakeholders and the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Fund Development Board (RWSSFDB). Training, awareness-raising, and other software activities were held to better support the water supply schemes. In addition to planning and designing public health awareness activities, six Water and Sanitation User Committees (WSUC) were formed. Moreover, the project involved village health promoter training, training for the women technical services group, and orientation for both the Income Generation and the Savings and Credit programs.