Photos of the Hand Dug Well in Madi HDW No. 7 - Kalyanpur II

People Served


Thanks To

mycharity: water


March 2014

Solution Type

Hand Dug Well

Local Partner

Nepal Water for Health

Field Notes

Thanks to you, this village now has access to clean and safe drinking water. They've also been trained by our local partners on safe hygiene practices and basic maintenance of their water project. Each family using the new water source contributed toward their project's construction -- a small fee, but one that helps instill a sense of personal ownership for the project. Each family will continue to pay a small amount to use the water; the community will save this money for any necessary maintenance and repairs.

Note: This water project was constructed in an extremely rural community in Nepal and the number of people being served by a single water point is much lower than you might expect. The World Health Organization’s standard is 250 beneficiaries maximum per project and based on where we work, the numbers can vary. The great news is, a lower population means there will be much less wear and tear on the project helping to keep it flowing for many years to come.