On Jul 1, 2020
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 start as the water from the source was not enough.
After the introduction of Project for Improving Water Access in Kuile (PIWA), Hari Bahadur is very happy and thankful mainly towards our field team as the villagers recognize how hard the team has worked in such difficult field site and yet been able to win hearts of the villagers. Being a full time farmer he now plans on cultivating vegetable of different varieties along with which 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.