GUTHI, understanding the need to meet the water demand, initiated mission to assess the situation and developed the Rain Community Project in partnership with International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance (IRHA). The project has been supported by the Canton of Geneva, City of Geneva and City of Meyrin. The main objective of this initiative is to improve the living conditions and access to water supply to communities in Nepal.
The project covers two sites: Jana Prabhat School and Viswa Niketan Secondary School located at Kathmandu and six Internally Displaced People (IDP) camps located at Liwali, Bhaktapur; both the communities are in high demand of water.
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The devastating earthquake that struck Nepal in 2015 highly affected the old settlements in Kathmandu Valley. Among them, Liwali, located at southern Bhaktapur also suffered massive damage.Read more: Rainwater Harvesting System at Liwali IDP Camp, Bhaktapur
Student of Viswa Niketan Secondary School drawing a diagram of Rainwater Harvesting System.Read more: Training Sessions at Viswa Niketan Secondary School
Manashree Newa | Before municipal water supply started in 1905 A.D., stone spouts were the major source of drinking water in Kathmandu.The beautifully carved stone spouts not only provide water but also hold a huge cultural significance. In 2008 UN-HABITAT wrote in their book Water Movements in Patan with Reference to Traditional Stone Spouts: “When one observes a hiti, it not only gives the picture of engineered water conduit, but lavishly designed religious masterpiece of architecture.” So, when we added the last two stories in our house, my father conceived this brilliant idea to beautify our terrace with an ornament handed down by our ancestors- a stone spout.Read more: A Story of My Own: Rainwater Harvesting and Stone Spouts
Menstrual Hygiene Bank serve more than 100 student at Narayan Jan School after its formation in 2015.Read more: Menstrual Hygiene Management Bank