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Youth for Safe Water & Sanitation, Nepal (Y4WASH)

Y4WASH will improve access to water for 2,400 people and will reach a further 11,400 people through awareness raising and education on sanitation and hygiene. Working through young people, we will provide solar water-pumping solutions for six remote hilltop communities in Nepal and drive the adoption of safe WASH practices.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1119467)

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Championed by The EQ Foundation


  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)




Nepal’s beautiful but perilous geography makes access to a safe, plentiful water supply extremely challenging for hilltop communities, particularly in the district of Gorkha. In these forgotten villages, water scarcity drives the spread of disease, limits livelihoods and prevents children and especially girls, from attending school. It also means that women and girls must spend countless hours each day fetching water, exposing them to injury and abuse and trapping them in a cycle of poverty.


Working with Raleigh International, we will install solar water pumping systems for 2,400 people in six hilltop communities in Gorkha, with the support of a team of young volunteers, expert technicians, and local project partners. Each system will pump circa 70,000 litres of water per day over inclines of up to 200 metres for circa 20 to 25 years. Safe water, sanitation and good hygiene training, combined with climate-smart agriculture will extend to 11,400 people across the project sites.

  • “Earlier, it was so difficult to manage drinking water for the family but now, we have enough water not only for drinking but also for agriculture.”

    — Devisara Gurung

  • “I want the water and good toilets for my younger sister. That would make me very happy."

    — Deepa Khatri