Nestled amongst the soaring mountaintops and deep gorges of the Himalayas, Nepal is a country that grapples with a severe water crisis. Despite having abundant water resources, providing clean drinking water and adequate sanitation facilities to its population remains a struggle. Nepal’s location and topography make it vulnerable to more strain from climate and weather patterns, affecting the 30 million people that live in the Southern Asian country.
Wine to Water's Nepal office was established in response to a natural disaster, the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in April 2015. In the past 8 years, our work in Nepal has grown exponentially. Our projects currently include Water4Schools, multiple social enterprises such as chicken farming and reusable menstrual pad production, and more.
Access to clean and safe water has numerous benefits for the communities. It saves women and girls up to 6 hours of walking daily across the mountainous terrain of Nepal. Instead, this time is available for agriculture and other income-generating activities. With access to water, children focus on attending school, women take bigger roles in their communities, incidences of waterborne illnesses are lowered, and the list goes on!