Haripur VDC declared as the 16th Open Defecation Free (ODF) VDC of Sarlahi district

Haripur VDC of Sarlahi district has been declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) on 14th July, 2016. This became the 16th VDC declared as ODF in the district and the 6th ODF VDC among the 31 program VDCs facilitated by STANDS-Nepal in association with RWUA (local partner) under Global Sanitation Fund (GSF)/UN-Habitat program.  There is in total 2199 households in this VDC of which 1392 households (63.3%) built toilets after GSF facilitation. There are mixed caste/ethnic groups in this VDC.


The Member of Parliament Mr. Ram Chandra Chaudhari of Sarlahi was the chief guest of this event. Mr. Megh Nath Kafle, CDO and Mr. Dhyan Kumar Thapa, LDO of Sarlahi including other representatives and D-WASH-CC members were also present in this function.

Haripur V-WASH-CC honored STANDS-Nepal team by providing token of love and certificate of appreciation for their hard work and facilitation in the sanitation movement of Haripur VDC which supported in achieving the ODF status.