Project profile — Water, Sanitation and Smokeless Stoves in Ramechhap

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Water, Sanitation and Smokeless Stoves in Ramechhap - Overview
World Neighbours Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-3892128646)
2010-03-24 - 2013-03-31
Country / region • Canada (3.00%)
• Nepal (97.00%)
Sector • Water And Sanitation
Basic drinking water supply (14031) (38.50%)
• Water And Sanitation
Basic sanitation (14032) (38.50%)
• Water And Sanitation
Education and training in water supply and sanitation (14081) (20.00%)
• Unallocated/ Unspecified
Promotion of development awareness (99820) (3.00%)
Policy marker • Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (significant objective)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
Description and results


The project aims to improve the health of poor rural populations in Ramechhap District by providing clean water, sanitation services, and low-smoke cooking technologies for 20,054 women, 16,009 children, and 3,958 men. The project helps communities build and install household toilets, gravity-flow water systems that deliver clean water year-round through public taps, toilets, and smokeless domestic cooking stoves that reduce in-house smoke emission and fuel consumption. It promotes effective use of local resources and involves community participation. The project provides materials and technical support for building low-cost water, sanitation, and cooking facilities. The local communities contribute labour and materials such as sand and gravel. World Neighbours Canada is working in partnership with Tamakoshi Sewa Samiti to implement this project.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of the end of the project (March 2013) include: Drinking water systems: Five water systems were installed by villagers in three small villages and two larger towns, serving 260 families or 1,625 women, children, and men. Time spent carrying water by the women before the water systems were installed was, on average, 240 minutes per day. This has been reduced to less than 60 minutes per day since the water systems were installed. The time saved is mostly spent on vegetable gardening. Sanitation: 6,280 sealed, hygienic toilets were installed by homeowners, serving 36,076 women, children, and men. The number of cases of gastrointestinal problems reported, such as cholera, diarrhoea, dysentery, and worms, has dropped from 896 cases in the year before the toilets were installed to 176 cases in the year after the toilets were installed. Smokeless stoves: 1,617 smokeless, high-efficiency stoves have been installed by villagers, serving 9,002 women, children, and men. Respiratory disease, eye problems, and coughing spells have decreased from 295 cases in the year before the stoves were installed to 50 cases in the year after the stoves were installed. Wood use dropped from 150 kg (five loads) per week to 90 kg (three loads) per week. This reduced the time spent carrying wood and the amount spend on fuel by 40%.



Original budget $0
Planned Disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
14-06-2013 Disbursement $10,339
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