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Project Outcome

Infrastructures and Beneficiaries:

The infrastructure’s construction data shows:

  • 27 gravity flow drinking water supply systems have been constructed in the program districts benefiting 927 households.
  • 11 water source protections have been completed benefiting 40 households.
  • A total of 15 school toilets along with drinking water systems benefiting 2,507 students (1,126 girls and 1,381 boys) and 1 health post toilet (with DWS system), have been constructed.
  • A total of 881 household level pit latrines have been constructed.

A total of 6,204 beneficiaries from 967 households have had access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities in this duration.  Together with that 1,662 additional beneficiaries from among the total 2,507 students (845 of them fall within the 6,204 beneficiaries) have had drinking water and sanitation facilities in their schools. So as a whole, 7,866 beneficiaries (3,794 women and 4,072 men) now have access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities. 

Hygiene Outcomes of the Duration:

  • A total of 44 hygiene promoters (19 in Darchula and 25 in Baitadi) have been trained in the project’s duration of a year. 20 women from last year's WATSAN project in Baitadi (WATSAN 2) participated in the refresher trainings.
  • 193 events of sanitation and hygiene awareness training (76 in Darchula and 117 in Baitadi) were conducted in the duration.
  • 1475 school students participated in health education to promote safe sanitation practices.
  • 100 % households constructed pit latrines, dug garbage pits, and made wooden racks for drying kitchen utensils in the sun after wash. More than 60 % of people in our project areas now demonstrate safe personal hygiene and sanitary practices that has led to a reduction in the transmission of water borne diseases.

The project worked on promoting Sanitation Awareness in three layers. Firstly the project, with the help of hygiene experts guided the local community workers (Auxiliary Nurse Midwives) of the partner organizations on effective message delivery. Agreeing upon the tested idea that communities, best listen and understand when taught by their own people, the partner staff in turn mobilized the beneficiary population, producing sanitation leaders/hygiene promoters among groups comprising up to 15-20 participants. The sanitation leaders thus produced are capable to monitor the hygiene activities in their areas. The partner staff and the project's Training Officers also provided regular facilitation and follow-ups in the duration.

   Concept: Aparajita Acharya | Design: Advark