Nepal water project a success

Posted by Addie Woods

August 4, 2021

After a devastating magnitude of 7.8 earthquake shook Nepal in 2015 killing more than 1,900 people, The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth set forth from their Kathmandu-based Navjyoti Center to help those around them. One initiative was a water project in a village where the Sisters already had a presence with empowerment programs. Today, the drinking water is flowing, safely and reliably to residents of Koshi Dekha.

Sister Aisha Kavalakattu is featured in a short documentary by Father Roy Sebastian, SJ, about the Koshi Dekha water project in Nepal. Sisters worked with locals to pump water from the Sunkoshi river and distribute it to the villagers who were facing water shortages.



  1. Caroljean (Cj) Willie

    Congratulations, Aisha, in this incredible project. It is truly an example of systemic change. My greatest regret is that I never got the opportunity to visit Nepal. Your commitment to the people is an inspiration to all.

  2. Sangeeta Ayithamattam

    Dear Aisha,
    Your commitment to the people of Koshi Dekha inspires me. You truly lived the SCN Mission Statement of risking lives and resources. Together with the people you faced years of challenges to complete this work, through systemic change, in Koshi Dekha village. The joy and pride on the faces of the people I saw say, “ We did it!”
    Thank you for your persevere, patience and years of hard work. Congrats.

    • Carolyn Smeltzer

      Your faith is what guided you. You are amazing to the people you serve so humble at the same time strong !

  3. Nalini Meachariyil

    Congratulations to Aisha and the team for transforming the lives of the people, quenching the thirst of the people and all beings around

  4. Roselyn

    Congratulations to Aisha and team for making the seemingly impossible possible… The people of Koshideka will remember you when they enjoy the water that is their right. Thank you for your patience and perseverance

  5. Martha Walsh SCN

    Now I know what systemic change is not words but action. blessings to all involved, S. Martha

  6. Ann Palatty

    Where there is a will, there is a way. And nothing is impossible for a compassionate and creative heart. Kudos a thousand times, Aisha and Team. You deserve the crown because “When I was thirsty, you gave me water”.

  7. Amrita SCN

    Well done Aisha and the team! The people of Nepal hilly region will remember you their life time for such tremendous good works. You are instrumental in bringing about this systemic change.

    Thank you.

  8. Arpita Mundamattam

    Congratulations Aisha ! Excellent work. Yes, I have visited and seen the place, it is a remote village .This project has brought smiles on the faces of people who were suffering due to lack of drinking water. I thank all the generous donors and appreciate your great work. May God bless you.

  9. Rekha, SCN

    Congratulations to you Sister Aisha and the team for the hard work and great achievement to bring Koshi water to the door step of Koshi Dekha village. It’s an amazing story of success! May God continue to bless you and your team abundantly!

  10. Rena Fernandes

    I was privileged to visit and see the sight of the water project near Koshi. What a tremendous work. Congratulations Aisha and the team. God Bless you all.

  11. Blanche Correia

    Big achievement Aisha , May your Water Project continue to flourish .

  12. Angie Shaughnessy, SCN

    Aisha, God bless you as you bless others!! Much love.

  13. Mary Serra Goethals, SCN

    What a tremendous undertaking, Aisha. Congratulations to you for your ingenuity and belief in the people and all those who made the project happen. What a gift for all the families. Blessings and love,
    M. Serra

  14. Maggie Cooper

    Aisha, what a fantastic project and story! You and your colleagues made this miracle happen!! Thanks also to the team for sharing this wonderful story with us!!

  15. Brenda Gonzales

    Thank you Aisha and team for bringing change to the villages and their dreams to be realized. We are so blest with great donors as well. In thanksgiving❤️🙏

  16. Janet Ballard, SCN

    Magnificent project. The video brings joy to my heart. Thank you so much for your hard work.

  17. Name *Joel

    Thank you Aisha and team for the herculian task. One of the few success stories of Social Action ministry!!

    • Basanti Lakra

      Great achievement Sr. Aisa! May God be praised for the great work done for the people of Koskidekha.

      The video brought back to me the memories of visiting Koskidekha and meeting people over there.
      I rejoice with the people for the gift of Koshi water at their door.

      Congratulations to you Aisa and Team! May God bless all the doners.

  18. Christine Beckett

    Such an amazing mission moment!!! Thank you, Aisha, snd all the local people working to make this access to water snd deeper life possible!!!

  19. Name *Joel

    To Aisha and team many thanks. One of the few success stories of Social Action Ministry!!

  20. Michelle

    Congratulations Aisha! Well done! I can see the elements of systemic change alive in this project! So blessed to have seen this project in progress in 2018. Love seeing the staff again in the video!


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