• On Mar 31, 2020

    Mrs. Sushila Bhandari is a 49-year-old homemaker, a farmer, a mother to 5 children and a caretaker to a mother-in-law who is suffering from paralysis. Needless to say, her life was already on the harder side of the spectrum and to pile up on all that, she also had to struggle to provide safe drinking water for her family. Sushila, like other beneficiaries, relied on monsoon for farming as the yield at the source was not enough for farming. She wanted to get into vegetable farming but it remained a wish that never seemed to get fulfilled. She wanted to support her husband in providing for the family but farming was the only skill she had and due to the shortage of water in the community, she could never produce a sellable quantity. The quantity she could produce was barely enough for the family which did not contribute much to the monthly savings.
    As an acknowledgment of her hardship and her resistance to give up on her pursuit, the Department of Agriculture at Sunkoshi Rural Municipality rewarded her with Nrs.5000 in 2019 which had motivated her to work harder but she had to stall because of the shortage of water.
    Now with the installation of an individual tap in her house and construction of a regulated water system, she is hopeful that she will be able to utilize the arable land she has to produce more vegetables and financially support her family. She is hopeful that the income she makes will be able to provide for her children’s education and inspire other women in the community to follow her footsteps.

  • On Mar 30, 2020

    Imagine walking up hill for 20 minutes at least and waiting in line for another 20 minutes because your neighbors made the journey before you and all that just to fetch a bucket full of water. For us accustomed to urban lifestyle, being able to access water just by turning on the taps in our houses is a privilege that we never realize rather with time we just feel entitled to it. But such is not the case everywhere.
    Hari Bahadur Bhandari is a farmer by profession and an active member of Kuile Water Supply Scheme. Hari, has a family of 5 who depend on him for their daily needs. Before, Project for Improving Water Access, Hari, like other farmers from the community relied on spring water for farming and drinking purpose. The pipelines that they had used to bring water to their homes was enough to provide for drinking and sanitation purposes but the community heavily relied on monsoon for farming. Like other members of the community, he relied on monsoon to produce rice, lentil and millet. He had ample land for vegetable production but he could never get involved in it commercially because of lack of water.
    After the introduction of Project for Improving Water Access (PIWA) in Kuile – Sunkoshi RM 06, Sindhupalchowk, Hari Bahadur is very happy and thankful towards our field team for their hard work. Being a full time farmer he now plans on cultivating vegetable of different varieties along with which he also plans on adding few goats and a buffalo as well since there is easy access to water now.The village is also getting irrigation channel from the municipal side after which he along with other villagers are planning to do Plastic house farming.

  • On Mar 12, 2020

    We're Hiring: We are looking for 8 people to join our team in five positions.

    कर्मचारीको आवस्यकता: विभिन्न पदको लागि आवेदन फर्म खोलिएको छ।

    For more information (थप जानकारीको लागि): https://isap.org.np/careers

  • On Mar 2, 2020

    The inauguration and handover program of the Project for Improving Water Access (PIWA) which was being implemented in Sunkoshi RM-6, happened on the 28th of February, 2020. This event took place with the presence of a representative from the Embassy of Japan, Municipal Representatives from Sunkoshi RM, Representatives from WUC, Beneficiaries of the project and all the working hands from Peace Winds Japan along with their Country Representative and Institution for Suitable Actions for Prosperity (ISAP). The project was being operated by the financial support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) Japan, and jointly implemented by Peace Winds Japan and ISAP.
    In the upcoming phase, Project for Improving Water Access and Agriculture Income (PIWAAI) will be implemented from Mid-March in Balefi Rural Municipality of Sindhupalchowk which has the addition of an agricultural component to it.

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