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The Rotary Foundation supports the work of Rotarians for the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
Providing sustainable access to water and sanitation is one of Rotary’s six Areas of Focus.

Rainwater Harvesting and Plastic Pond Project

This project intends to help the local farmers to minimize the water problem in their village.

Phoolbari Village lies at about 2000 m. above the sea level and at the ridge top of the hill. With the water sources lying in the bottom of the hills, it suffers much during the dry seasons. People in the village are mostly farmers and most of them have Water-Buffaloes which they rear for the milk. It drinks lot of water (approx. 100 ltrs. a day). So, a normal villager uses almost about 200 Ltrs. water in a day for domestic purposes . For 20 Ltrs of water in a vessel called “Gagri”, women in the village spend lmost 45 minutes. Half a day, women lose just carrying water. Phoolbari Village has almost enough rainfall during the rainy season. So, rainwater harvesting system is one of the best alternative and nature friendly. As the village is at the ridge top and the sources are down in the bottoms, there is a problem in pumping the water up due to the frequent power cuts, non-perennial sources and other reasons.


Project location
Nepal
Project dates
Start: 09 May 2012
End:      -
Project category
Community, Water and sanitation
Funding
Rotary Grant
Project contacts
Shree Krishna Dhital, | (contact)
Partners
Budol, Nepal (Rotaract Club)
Simalchaur, Nepal (Rotary Community Corps)
Gananoque, ON, Canada (Rotary Club)
Gananoque Secondary School, ON, Canada (Interact Club)
Kingston, ON, Canada (Rotary Club)
Related Links
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IMPACT TRACKER

Total volunteer hours
570
Hours
Number of volunteers
16
People
Total cash contributions
100
USD
Total in-kind contributions
4,490
USD

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