Nepal Fact Sheet: Safaa Paani (WASH Recovery) Program

USAID’s Safaa Paani (WASH Recovery) project increases sustainable access to safe drinking water, improves sanitation through promoting proper hygiene and construction of public toilets, and heightens awareness of menstrual hygiene through school programs in two earthquake-affected districts.

USAID’s Safaa Paani project operates in Nepal’s Sindhupalchowk and Dolakha Districts, where the 2015 earthquakes damaged many of the water supply systems and public infrastructure, resulting in widespread hardship and challenging conditions for public health and socio-economic development. The overall goal of the project is to repair damaged water supply systems or build new water supply schemes for previously unreached populations, improve access to sanitation in public areas, and promote improved hygiene behaviors. The four-year (2015-2019) Safaa Paani project will work in a total of 200 communities, selected from 14 village development committees in Dolakha and 20 village development committees in Sindupalchwok.