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Drinking Water Project in Tobang

Tobang lies in Ward no.2 of Ichchhakamana Rural Municipality in the mid-hills of Mahabharat range where water resources are scarce. People faced numerous challenges to collect water for their daily needs. Due to lack of resources near their houses, they had to travel long distances to fetch water, which was an arduous task. This resulted in people spending significant amounts of time and energy collecting their water rather than engaging in other productive activities. On the other hand, the water sources in these areas were not clean, which led to waterborne illnesses and other health issues.
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The construction of 33 rainwater harvesting tanks 0f 6500 liter each for families and a 20,000-liter tank for a school in Tobang is an excellent example of collaborative efforts in providing sustainable water solutions to communities. The project was undertaken by the Sapana Village Social Impact (SVSI) in collaboration with the local government, with technical support from Kanchan Nepal and human resource support from the direct stakeholders. The project aims to alleviate water scarcity in the area by providing access to clean and safe water for households and schools. The rainwater harvesting tanks are an excellent source of water during the dry season when natural water sources may dry up. The project not only ensures the availability of water but also provides an opportunity for people to take control of their water resources and manage them sustainably. The collaborative efforts between SVSI, the local government, Kanchan Nepal, and the direct stakeholders have been instrumental in making the project a success and improving the lives of the community members.


The construction of 33 rainwater harvesting tanks 6500 liter each for families and a 20,000-liter tank for a school in Tobang has had a significant impact on the daily lives of the community members. Before the project, the community faced water scarcity and had to travel long distances to fetch water. This was not only time-consuming but also exhausting, especially for women and children who were responsible for water collection. However, the project has provided a sustainable solution to this problem by ensuring a consistent supply of clean and safe water. The rainwater harvesting tanks have made it possible for families to access water without having to travel long distances. The availability of water has also led to improvements in hygiene and sanitation practices in the community.

Moreover, the 20,000-liter tank constructed for the school has facilitated the provision of safe drinking water to the students and staff. This has not only improved the health and wellbeing of the students but has also made it possible for the school to operate more efficiently. With access to safe water, the school can maintain proper hygiene and sanitation, which is essential for the health of the students and staff.

Overall, the construction of the rainwater harvesting tanks and the school tank has had a transformative impact on the community. It has improved the daily lives of the community members by providing a reliable source of water and has facilitated the development of a more sustainable and resilient community.