Project #246 | One Home, One Toilet
Our Partnership with Himalayan HealthCare
People living in remote mountainous communities of northern Nepal often suffer from extreme poverty, long-term marginalization, and lack of access to healthcare due to geographical isolation. Lack of toilet access creates serious public health risks. Without toilets, open defecation remains a too-common practice. Villagers suffer from diarrhea, dysentery, repeated GI infections, and other problems. Home toilets also provide safety for vulnerable community members (e.g. children, the elderly, and those with physical disabilities) who no longer need to go into the forest where they face risks such as falling.
One Day’s Wages partnered with Himalayan HealthCare to construct toilets in Linjo, Thyang, and Hindung villages (Dhading District). Households with sanitary latrines are now benefitting from improved health and sanitation. Through our partnership, 199 toilets were installed at individual households, and 1 toilet was installed at a community health post. Improved health outcomes leads to more opportunities for community engagement!
Our Collective Impact
TOILETS CONSTRUCTED IN DHADING DISTRICT
COMMUNITY MEMBERS WITH ACCESS TO A TOILET
PEOPLE RECEIVED HEALTH AND HYGIENE TRAINING
“My name is Kochoman Tamang. It was a big problem when I did not have a toilet. It used to be very filthy. After Himalayan HealthCare provided us with a toilet it has become very convenient. Even diseases are less. When there is no defecation in the river here, the diseases are also less. So we hope Himalayan HealthCare can also provide more toilets to those of us who do not have one which will be great.”
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.