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
by reducing waterborne diseases through raised access to safe and affordable water
by transferring knowledge and centre´s ownership to local communities
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?
Our journey began with field research on water quality, health situation, and community needs in the Nawalparasi region.
Joint collaboration between NIDISI, the villagers of Devgaun and local authorities led to the opening of our first water filtration centre.
Until today, Happy Water provided more than 2.7 million litres (and counting!) of safe and affordable water.
Since the day our filtering centre opened, we have supplied +400 primary school children with free drinkable water every day.
Today, Happy Water provides three villages with over 7500 inhabitants with access to clean drinking water.
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
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.