Renewable World

Using Renewable Energy for Access to Water, Nepal

Renewable World is on target to reach 100,000 people through the power of renewable energy by 2022, but we need your help! Our solar water pumping work brings clean water to isolated villages in Nepal. Help us build resilience to climate change and improve agriculture through access to water at home.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 22 April 2021 to 12:00 PM, 29 April 2021

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1119467)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£20,265

Donations

152

Championed by Green Match Fund

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls

Location

Nepal

  • “Now thanks to the water system, I am financially independent, and I pay the water bill from the money earned through agriculture. I also am thinking of investing the money earned from agriculture in animal husbandry.”

    — Nanda

  • “Agriculture was impossible when we didn’t have easy access to water. I now spend most of my time in my fields. It provides me with my own money, which means I don’t have to ask my husband every time I need to buy something for myself or my children.”

    — Hirkala

Situation

In the mountainous Achham District of Nepal, water access is poor and agriculture is dwindling. Climate change is creating increasing uncertainty for rural communities as rainy seasons become more unreliable. Only 37% of the population can feed themselves year-round through their own food production and 28,000 homes are food insecure for at least 6 months a year. This situation drives high male out-migration, leaving women, children and the elderly behind in hill-top villages with limited resources.

Solution

Climate change resilience, environmental protection and safe water use are at the heart of this project, which is designed to provide 100% renewable energy water access to 2,723 people across five communities in Achham. We will use proven solar water pumping technology and climate-smart agriculture (e.g. the use of drought-resistant heritage seeds) as catalysts for improvement in food security, incomes and sanitation. This will help build resilience among communities on the frontline of climate change.