Clean water is core to any community’s success, yet:
- 3.5 million people in Nepal do not have access to basic water services
- 71% of all water sources and 91% of those used by the poorest quintile of the population are contaminated
with E. Coli bacteria
- Only 25% of the water supply is fully functioning
This lack of potable water, adequate sanitation and hygiene is responsible for the exceptional rate of waterborne disease in rural Nepal and is a leading cause of death among children under the age of five.