NEXUS CENTER NEPAL
We have started our activities with 3 Watershops in August 2014. We manage these shops and plan to implement up to 100 NEXUS Centers in Southern Nepal. A detailed feasibility study executed in 2014 has shown, that there is a potential to supply more than 4,50,000 people with basic services using our entrepreneurial NEXUS Concept. In early 2016 we will take the first 7 NEXUS Centers in operation in Chitwan and Nawalparasi (Parasi Basar and Manari).
Nepal is a mountainous landlocked country with a total population of 27.8 million of which 80% is living in rural areas and depend on subsistence farming for their livelihoods. After over a decade of violent civil conflicts from 1996 to 2006, the country is currently undergoing a peace and political transition process, which has made significant progress during the last years. To overcome the country’s challenges, new economic, political and social policies are being developed and implemented.
Water is one of the basic human needs and a fundamental human right. Although Nepal is considered being a country, rich in natural water resources, it faces a number of problems related to the quality and availability of drinking water sources resulting amongst others from inadequate wastewater management and arsenic contamination from natural and anthropogenic sources. Only 18% of 40,000 gravity fed piped systems serving 85% population of the country are fully functional.