Safe drinking water in Kumsot
Safe drinking water in Kumsot

One of the major challenges facing many villages of Nepal is access to safe and adequate drinking water, and failure to do that, results in water borne diseases, safety and health hazards and loss of opportunities to pursue socio-economic activities.

Kumsot, a beautiful hilly village, just 12 kms up from the national highway, in Nawalparasi had been struggling with basic water facilities.

UMN in partnership with Nawalparasi Isai Samaj (Nawalparasi Christian Society) intervened into the situation. UMN provided technical and financial support and trainings for the construction work. During the implementation process Users Groups were involved and they actively contributed to planning, designing, construction and the consolidation of the project. The local contribution amounts to be 33% of the total cost of the scheme.

The project was inaugurated and handed over to the community on September 29, 2013.This project provides clean and safe drinking water for 56 households and one primary school.

Om Prasad Pandey, District Administrative Officer of Nawalparasi District, said, “We are happy that UMN helped us to complete this project but I will be happier if I can see this in the same condition even after years to come.”

Compiled by
Rajendra P. Poudyal
Integral Mission Advisor

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