DFID WASH Recovery Project 

The overall objective of the project is to support recovery of people in earthquake-affected areas of Rasuwa, Nuwakot, Gorkha, Makwanpur, Lumajung and Dhading by improving physical WASH facilities; promoting hygiene and sanitation practices to reduce the prevalence of water borne diseases; and engaging local government and communities for long term sustainability of the water supply systems.

DFID Nepal


Total amount
EUR 3.384.470,00  

Department for International Development (now Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office)

Project Description
DFID has provided EUR 3.384.470,00 to DCA to address the need for recovery of the people living in earthquake-affected areas in Nepal. The Action aims to improve the WASH conditions of vulnerable disaster-affected communities, leaving no one behind. In overall term the project is estimated to reach 49.050 people directly, and will work in the areas of Lamjung and Dhading, assisting 15.606 people.   

The project has been designed to be led by communities and Water Users and Sanitation Committee (WUSC) from the beginning, embedding training, capacity building and planning to implement project activities (e.g. construction) and to ensure the sustainability of the outcomes (repair, maintenance, water safety and community management). Additionally project activities will integrate a GESI approach to deliver real and lasting progress for women, girls and excluded groups.   

The expected outcomes of the project include improved sustainable access to safe, sustainable and adequate drinking water to vulnerable disaster-affected communities. Additionally, communities should have adopted improved hygiene behaviours and gained a stronger knowledge base, and the capacity of local government on WASH planning, and monitoring for self-recovery should be strengthened. 



DCA is grateful for its collaboration with:

 CARE International UK

Save the Children UK