Three out of the six targeted Village Development Committee (VDC) Open Defecation Free (ODF) declarations have been achieved in Nawalparasi district by the Suaahara program managed by NEWAH.
The latest declaration took place in Naram VDC on 13 March 2014. The first was in Narayani, a VDC in the Tarai (plains) consisting of 1,978 households and 10,315 people on 10 February, 2014. The second was in Dumkibas VDC with 2,294 households and a population of 12,985 on 21 February 2014. Suaahara/BES-Nepal supported the Village WASH Coordination Committee (V-WASH-CC) for the ODF declarations.
Thanks to the V-WASH-CC members, Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs), WASH facilitator, mothers' groups, child clubs, teachers, local leaders and every individual actively engaged in this VDC sanitation movement. Thank you to the district coordinator, field coordinator, WASH Volunteers, field supervisor, social mobilizers and the district team, along with the EHA district supervisor for their hard work, cooperation and contribution towards this achievement.