United for clean water: We ensure clean, affordable water access in Nepal with community-led water filtration centres and innovative technology. We're not just purifying water with advanced technology. We foster a community-driven movement that ensures safe water reaches every doorstep in Devgaun village and beyond.




of the Nepali population face challenges in obtaining safe and clean drinking water



children under the age of five die every year from waterborne diseases in Nepal



of the population still collects water from open sources or boreholes, which are considered unsafe

Our Impact

Improving health:
by reducing waterborne diseases through raised access to safe and affordable water

Empowering communities:
by transferring knowledge and centre´s ownership to local communities

Increasing awareness:
by delivering education on the importance of clean drinking water

Strengthening position of women:
by giving leadership positions to local women, breaking stereotypes

Creating a positive learning environment:
by supplying school children with free water every day

Fostering regional growth:
by boosting local economic growth and community independence

What Happened so Far?

Field Research

Our journey began with field research on water quality, health situation, and community needs in the Nawalparasi region.

Opening of the Happy Water NGO center

Joint collaboration between NIDISI, the villagers of Devgaun and local authorities led to the opening of our first water filtration centre.

+2.7 million liters sold

Until today, Happy Water provided more than 2.7 million litres (and counting!) of safe and affordable water.

+1000 school kids supplied with water

Since the day our filtering centre opened, we have supplied +400 primary school children with free drinkable water every day.

Increasing our reach

Today, Happy Water provides three villages with over 7500 inhabitants with access to clean drinking water.

Raising awareness

Together with the local community and school kids we run multiple door-to-door awareness campaign, addressing the dangers of water from unsafe sources

Our Next Steps

Awareness Campaigns in cooperation with local primary school

Research on potential locations for another water filtration centre

Replication of the filtration centre in new locations

Our Vision

Happy Water is a successfully implemented pilot project. It was designed to be replicated in other locations where communities struggle to access safe and accessible drinking water. Now, let’s expand!

Replication of the project

We will replicate this Social Business model in other regions of Nepal. We will choose the following project locations based on factors such as population needs and willingness to self-organisation, water quality or government long-term water infrastructure planning. Not every location is suitable!

Creating a network of communities

So far, we have learned from the community of Devgaun, and they have learned from us. But in the long run, NIDISI wants to be involved as little as necessary. While expanding in new locations, we will create a knowledge-sharing network of communities facing similar challenges. They will support one another in securing access to clean and affordable water for every Nepali.