Nepal Earthquake – Recovery Assistance to Sindhupalchok – Oxfam Canada 2017-2019

Reporting Organization:Oxfam Canada
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 2,025,238
Timeframe: January 4, 2017 - December 31, 2018
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Oxfam Canada

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Nepal - $ 2,025,238.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

WASH (100 %)

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This project aims to improve the well-being and resilience of communities living in earthquake-affected areas of Sindhupalchok, Nepal, by meeting their needs for potable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services and practices. Supporting increased access to WASH services in Sindhupalchok will not only help the district recover from damage, but also contribute to reaching a level of WASH development that is improved from pre-earthquake levels. Improving access to WASH services in Sindhupalchok will also provide an opportunity to make them more equitable and inclusive, and to ensure that they are resistant to future natural disasters. Project activities include: (1) increasing the equitable access of households and institutions (schools and health posts) to WASH services by rehabilitating and/or constructing appropriate infrastructure; (2) increasing the capacity of individuals and organizations in the community to operate and maintain the infrastructure and to promote the use of good hygiene practices; (3) increasing resilience to future shocks through “build back better”, and extending coverage to a greater number of beneficiaries. The project directly benefits 15,290 men, women (51%) and children in Sindhupalchowk, one of the districts most severely affected by the earthquakes. Oxfam Canada is working with Gramin Mahila Sirjansil Pariwar (GMSP), Mahila Atma Nirbharta Kendra (MANK), and Janahit Gramin Sewa Samiti (JGSS) to implement this project.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men Adolescent females Adolescent males Children, girls Children, boys Under-5 children Newborns Older adults, women Older adults, men
Total Direct Population: 15,290
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased sustainable and equitable potable water consumption; (2) increased use of improved, equitable and accessible sanitation services; and (3) improved sustainable hygiene practices among earthquake-affected women, men, girls and boys.

Achieved Results

Results achieved as of the end of the project (March 2019) include: (1) a 25% increase in the amount of drinking water available per person per day in beneficiary communities. At baseline, the amount of drinking water available per person per day was 28.6 litres, while at the end of the project, this increased to 38 litres per person per day; (2) 94% of men and boys, and 97% of women and girls reported satisfaction with the water supply and access, exceeding the project target of 75% of men and women satisfied; (3) 10 municipal wards were declared Open Defecation Free, representing a 20% achievement above the initial target; (4) user satisfaction with sanitation facilities at schools, health posts and public places among women, girls, men and boys was 90% for women and girls (the target was 75%) and 95% for men and boys (the target was 70%); and (5) handwashing in the municipal wards increased to 96% from 65% (the target was 85% increase).


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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