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Providing Drinking Water to Earthquake Affected Communities in Nepal

$36,669 USD
The Project
GG# 1640569. Following the devastating earthquake in Nepal in April 2015, the Rotary Club of Patan supported several communities in which it had already established relationships with community leaders, beginning with immediate relief efforts, followed by interactions with community leaders to assess what additional support was needed. A big challenge that many communities are facing since the earthquakes in 2015 is access to clean drinking water. After the earthquake many age-old water sources that communities had relied upon closed up, moved due to shifts in land, and needed repair. The disruption in water supply has a disproportionate negative effect on women and girls who are traditionally responsible for 75 per cent of all household water management. In some affected areas, the time taken to fetch water has increased considerably and lack of water has negatively impacted sanitary and hygiene behaviour of community members. The objective of this grant is to assist three communities in improving, repairing or restoring their water sources to enhance the ability of community members to engage in economic activities.

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Project Location

Nepal