Status of sanitation in Nepal
Sanitation is a problem that people are often shy to discuss. But a reluctance to talk about sanitation is part of the reason why an estimated 54 % of people in Nepal do not have access to sanitation.
Nepal should be building 320,000 toilets a year but records show that only about 100,000 to 125,000 toilets are being built. There is a lot of catching up to do!
- In Nepal, only 46 % of the population has access to latrines
- Only 41 % of government schools have a toilet
- About 10,500 children below five years of age are dying annually of diseases caused by inadequate access to sanitation
Toilet building projects for poor families
As a Nepal-based organization, Volunteer Aid Nepal aims to improve sanitation through its Toilet Building Project, with projects based in marginalized communities of Nepal. The main target groups are the socially dominated, people from weak economic backgrounds, Dalit (Lower caste) communities and illiterate people.
Sanitation brings the benefits of health and dignity to humanity especially in the slums and rural areas. Promotion of ecological sanitation through recycling of excreta also helps to prevent environmental pollution into water ways.
The toilet design is simple and practical:
How you can join or help?
It costs US$700 to provide a toilet facility.
To improve the sanitation status of rural Nepal, Volunteer Aid Nepal actively seeks volunteers, fundraisers and donors to help us to build toilets for those families who don’t have access to sanitation.
To volunteer or find out more about volunteering contact Volunteer Aid Nepal: email@example.com