President SEWA Nepal and Social Mobilizer
Chandra Tamang, a Tipling native, is the president of SEWA Nepal, a community-based organization (CBO) that is partnered with HHC. SEWA provides the material needed to construct a toilet—the pan, pipe, steel, tin, and cement—but requires the villagers to provide their own labor. Chandra monitors the completion of a toilet by checking in with the owner 10 times in the approximately month-long construction period. In its five-year existence, SEWA has helped to build over 70 toilets in the area, and Chandra believes sanitation has drastically increased. Chandra is also working on a water project in the Kami village with the Poverty Alleviation Fund.