NEPAL – Kinai Village Water Project
The village of Kinai is a small Dalit community, located in the Sol Kumbu region of Nepal. Like many villages in Nepal, the community has no regular water supply and to obtain water the villagers must trek a minimum of one kilometre up the hill to the larger village of Bumburi and back, or trek down to the valley floor and carry the water back up to the village.
Our donation will provide funds to supply Kinai with a permanent water supply. Water pipes will be laid from the river in the jungle above the village, storage tanks will be installed in the village and taps provided to the houses. The water will be used for domestic use, farming and livestock.
Responsibility for the construction of the water supply will lie with the villagers themselves, and the Village Development Committee will then allocate members of the community to maintain the infrastructure. Each villager will also be asked to contribute a small annual fee to pay for any necessary maintenance of the water supply.
The provision of this regular water supply will benefit some 140 people living in the 22 houses in the village, will improve their quality of life, and will in a very practical way help to change their lives.
At the half-way stage things are moving along well. The materials have been bought and delivered to the village and the villagers are beginning to start the work of preparing the land from the jungle above the village. They are still finishing off preparing winter crops so not everyone is involved, but in a few weeks the job will speed up.
Our co-ordinator Geljun is working with the village committee to help them with allocating all the jobs.