The Nepal Village Sanitation Program…the movies

March 6th, 2014

Have a look at two short movies, made to capture aspects of the The Nepal Village Sanitation Program.

The Nepal Village Sanitation Program


The Village Sanitation Program Nepal from Simon J Forbes on Vimeo.

The film captures the essence of the program, contrasting the beauty of the countryside with the tough living conditions of the villagers and showing the steps a family can take to improve their living conditions through joining the Village Sanitation Program.

We thank the contributions made by – our film guide, Bishnu Shrestha, from the Nepali NGO managing the Program, the families and individuals who were enthusiastic participants in the movie and the filmmaker, Simon J Forbes, for distilling the essence of the program into nine minutes.
The Village Sanitation Program partners and villagers also thank the contribution of the many international supporters who have contributed directly to families enabling them to improve their living environment and health.

How plumbers can improve drinking water quality and health.


How plumbers improve water quality and health from Simon J Forbes on Vimeo.

This short film shows the link between the Village Sanitation Program’s local Nepali plumbing and construction team and two skilled and passionate international plumbers.

The rainwater diverters being fitted were selected from four prototypes designed in early 2013 and tested in the following mid-year wet season. The best design was selected to be retro-fitted to existing toilets, built by the Village Sanitation Program, to improve the quality of rainwater stored in the tank.

Healthabitat acknowledges generous support from the WorldSkills Foundation and notes the ongoing contribution of International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), the World Plumbing Council and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Australia.

We thank the contribution of the two plumbers who gave their time skill and humour, the local plumbing and construction team, the Nepali NGO managing the Village Sanitation Program, each village family and of course the filmmaker, Simon J Forbes, for showing how people can combine their diverse skills to improve health.


Thanks For SupportIf you enjoyed the movies, share them with friends and then to make more change … support the program NOW.

Find out more about the program in Nepal from this Healthabitat website or donate via our program partner Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS), for tax deductibility.