The lack of safe water and sanitation is a big problem in Nepal. Over 3 million people don't have access to clean water and almost 20 million people have no toilet.

Over the last few months we have been following the progress of a project bringing safe, clean water to a hilltop community in Hardeni.

See the moment the taps were turned on bringing clean water to the heart of the village and transforming life for the community. Moments like this would not be possible without your support. Thank you.

You can find out more about the Gahubari project below and read stories and updates from some of the people involved.


The Gahubari project

Working with a local partner, bringing clean water to 75 households in the hilltop community of Gahubari, Hardeni.

WaterAid's Communications Officer in Madagascar

Mani meets the community

Mani is WaterAid Nepal's Communications Officer. He talks about his visit to the project and the community members he met.

Chet's story

Chet spends hours every day collecting water and carries the heavy pots up a steep slope to her house. Bringing taps to the village will give Chet more time so she can earn money for her family.

Jaynanda Chaudhary

As the project progresses, Assistant Project Supervisor Jaynanda Chaudhary talks about the challenges the project team have faced and how they are using new technologies.

Shankar's story

Shankar is a farmer in Hardeni and struggles to grow crops without a regular supply of water. He is also a caretaker on the Gahubari project and is helping to lay the pipes that will bring water to his community.

Ganesh Bahadur Karki, Project Coordinator, Gahubari project , Nepal

Ganesh Bahadur Karki

As Project Coordinator, Ganesh has played a vital role in bringing the community together to make decisions, carry materials and help with the construction. He is proud of what they have achieved together.