San bahadur, 70, and Guri Tamang, 56, strike a pose in front of their house alongside the water tap installed seven months ago (as of January 2020). “There was just one common water tap for the entire community. We had to hike up and down the hill multiple times a day just to fetch water,” says Guri Tamanag. “I wouldn’t have been able to hike any longer, my knees are giving up.”
Today villagers are saving at least 2-3 hours a day now that they have access to water right at their home. They can now use this time productively at home. Guri can spend more time with her husband and tend to her vegetable garden.