Project information

Kaskikot Water Project

Goal is to provide a clean drinking water supply to the approx. 13,000 project beneficiaries of Kaski,
Dhikur-Pokhari, Dhampus and Sarangkot Village Development Committees (VDCs)
and educate them in water/sanitation/hygiene. The water can also be used for agriculture, business, etc.

March 2011 - March 2014

Charity information

The Nepal Trust

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  • Need


    The problem is the lack of water in the 4 VDCs (Village Development Committees) of the project area,
    that is crippling these communities who are struggling to survive. Next to agriculture, other areas are affected
    by the lack of water, e.g. health, child malnutrition, hygiene. According to the World Health Organization
    (WHO) and Nepalese Government, the daily water supply per capita should be between 45-60 liters
    - here the water supply is around 6 liters (less than a modern toilet flush.


    The project will provide adequate and potable, drinking water and help to reduce morbidity and mortality caused by water borne diseases. It will especially improve the lives of children and women.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide clean, potable drinking water for the local communities.


    » Construct water supply.
    » Construct Acid Removal Plant.
    » School//family latrine construction.
    » Provide Environmental and Health education.

    Success will be demonstrated once the 13000 people have access to fresh water.

    Aim 2

    Provide better hygiene standards in the local villages, like sanitation measures.


    » Community Awareness Programmes.
    » Social Mobilization.

    Success will be when 13000 people have obtained more knowledge of water/sanitation issues and disease and illness has been reduced significantly.

    Aim 3

    Conduct WASH promotion activities among the local communities


    » Carry out appropriate health education programmes.

    Success will be when the communities have demonstrated that they understand the health issues and are committed to a sustainable future.

  • Impact


    In the longer term the overall health conditions in the area will be improved – this can be checked with local health statistics that show, currently, 50% of all diseases are water/sanitation related.
    Also hygiene standards and knowledge among communities will be improved (due to toilet usage) and children are able to attend school again, rather than waiting to queue for water. Also food production can increase with sufficient water – this can be measured by calculating overall productivity.


    • Currency inflation
    • Instable political system
    • Inflation of local market rates
    • Being a large project the construction period may be longer than the planned for three years
    • Local fund raising might be slow and not meet the amount as per plan
    To eliminate the risks, comprehensive analysis and designs has been made regarding the technical aspects of the
    project. The community has been involved from the start of the decision process and contingency has been built in.


    Donors will receive a technical report (monthly based) and a finance report (quarterly based). A separate project bank account will be set up, and bank statements will be sent to donors and other stakeholders.During implementation, pictures and videos will be taken and the website will be updated.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £350,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £250,000 Construction Water supply, treatment plant, latrines
      £24,000 Distribution Water supply, environmental protection
      £28,000 Promotion Health education
      £48,000 Technical/evaluation Tech assistance, management @ 1%

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Dutch Foundation £10,000 Guaranteed
  • Background


    The area lies in Kaski District (, has 1650 households, a population of 13000 and altitude ranging from 1200-1750m. There is a graveled road, electricity and telephone. There are sub-health posts, but provision of medicines is poor. The average literacy rate is 75%. People are both Hindu and Buddhist have their own cultures. Main casts are Brahmins, Chhetris and Dalits (untouchables). 90% of the people depend on agriculture and domestic animals.


    3 VDCs, 7 schools, 1700 households and 13000 people.
    In addition, the project will also benefit entrepreneurs within the tourism sector (lodges, tea houses), local agriculture
    development (farmers) and healthcare (health posts).
    The area, as elsewhere in Nepal, is recovering from the effects of a debilitating civil war that destroyed infrastructures and livelyhoods.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The NT is the sole (I)NGO that worked in their project areas during the civil war on food security, healthcare & sanitation programs, renewable energy (solar, micro-hydro power) all in very remote and rugged areas. The organization has been working in Nepal for over 15 years with support from UNICEF, UNESCO, UNWTO, SNV, STEP Foundation, DANIDA, AEPC, Rotary Intl. Government bodies and has extensive knowledge and expertise of construction works and project implementation in remote areas.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Jeroen Van Den Bergh

    NT Country Director (UK/Nepal), who has held various management/ consultancy positions in Holland, the Caribbean, UK, Eastern Europe and Nepal.

    Guna Raj Shrestha

    Senior Engineer who has over 20 years experience with water and sanitation projects entrusted by UNICEF, WHO, EU, FINNIDA and other organizations.