Grants:Project/Rapid/Wiki Loves Villages/Report

Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2017-18 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.
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Project statusEdit

Did you comply with the requirements specified by WMF in the grant agreement?
Is your project completed?


Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?

First of all reminder of the goals, we've set before the starts of the project:
  • To Take photographs of villages (Rural Municipalities) of three districts of Nepal.
  • Improve the Quality of images and free licensed images of the rural area of Nepal
  • Upload photographs with a different subject like culture, shelter, food, dress up, People and educational institutions.
  • To engage new and existing members of the community.
  • To spread awareness about contributing media contents to Wikipedia and its sister projects.

Yes, We meet our goals as above mentioned. We have reached each and every target with in the time frame. We have successfully engaged the existing and new users during the project timeline. We have use the social media platform very well to spread awareness & engage the users from different part of the globe.

Yes, All of our team members and community is happy and satisfied with the output we've created. We worked hard to achieve the goals. We have learned from our last project of Wiki Loves Earth 2017 in Nepal, and use the experience to connect more people as well as focus to upload more images to Wikimedia Commons.

Activities and LearningEdit

Wiki Loves Villages - Outreach EventsEdit

For the increment of the amount of freely-licensed material related to villages (Rural Municipalities) of Nepalese districts in Wikimedia Commons. The team has reached various villages of five different districts of Nepal to take photographs and make available for the articles at Wikipedia.

Mustang DistrictEdit

Mustang District a part of Province No. 4 in Dhawalagiri Zone of northern Nepal, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal. The district, with Jomsom as its headquarters, covers an area of 3,573 km² and has a population (2011) of 13,452.[1] The district straddles the Himalayas and extends northward onto the Tibetan plateau. Mustang is one of the remotest areas in Nepal and is second in terms of the sparsity of population.


Tukuche , sometimes spelt Tukche, is a village development committee in Mustang District in the Dhawalagiri Zone of northern Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 652 people living in 166 individual households.



Ranipauwa is a town in central Nepal in the district of Mustang, formerly in the Kingdom of Mustang, about 12'140 ft. / 3'700 meters above sea level. The town itself is not really much of an attraction, very few traditional buildings are being dominated by a large number of modern concrete-built hotels and other touristic buildings. Infrastructure is simple, incoming roads and local streets are not paved and electricity is not always reliable.



Jomsom (Nepali: जोमसोम), also known as Dzong-Sampa or New Fort, is a town located at an altitude of about 2700 m in Mustang District, Nepal.


Jomsom AirportEdit

Jomsom Airport (IATA: JMO, ICAO: VNJS) is a STOL airport located on the bank of the Kali Gandaki River serving Jomsom, a town in the Mustang District of Province No. 4 in Nepal, and the Mustang District. It serves as the gateway to the Mustang District that includes Jomsom, Kagbeni, Tangbe, and Lo Manthang, and to Muktinath temple, which is a popular pilgrimage for Nepalis and Indians. The airport is capable of handling aircraft from the Nepalese Army Air Service.



Kagbeni is a village in the Upper Mustang of the Himalayas, in Nepal, located in the valley of the Kali Gandaki River. Administratively, Kagbeni is a Village Development Committee in Mustang District in the Dhawalagiri Zone of northern Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 1200 people residing in 260 individual households


Kali Gandaki GorgeEdit

The Kali Gandaki Gorge or Andha Galchi is the gorge of the Kali Gandaki (or Gandaki River) in the Himalayas in Nepal.


Myagdi DistrictEdit

Rakhu BhagawatiEdit



Dana, Nepal is a village development committee in Myagdi District in the Dhaulagiri Zone of western-central Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 1787 people living in 398 individual households.


Rupse FallsEdit

Rupse Falls is a waterfall in central Nepal. It is located in Dana VDC of Myagdi District in Dhawalagiri Zone of western Nepal. It is 300 meters (984 feet) tall. The falls are a popular tourist destination.


Palpa DistrictEdit

Palpa District part of Province No. 5, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. The district, with Tansen Municipality as its headquarters, covers an area of 1,373 km² and has a population (2011) of 261,180.

Chhahara VDCEdit

Chhahara is a village development committee in Palpa District in the Lumbini Zone of southern Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 4610 people living in 879 individual households.


Tanahun DistrictEdit


Bandipur (Devanagari बन्दीपुर) is a hilltop settlement and a municipality in Tanahun District, (Gandaki Zone) of Nepal. This municipality was established on 18 May 2014 by merging with existing Dharampani and Bandipur VDCs.


Siddha cave, BandipurEdit

Siddha Cave or Siddha Gufa is a cave located in Bandipur, Tanahu District, Nepal. It is the largest cave in Nepal and second largest cave in South Asia.


Marshyangdi RiverEdit

he Marshyangdi begins at the confluence of two mountain rivers, the Khangsar Khola and Jharsang Khola, northwest of the Annapurna massif at an altitude of 3600 meters near Manang village. The Marshyangdi flows eastward through Manang District and then southward through Lamjung District.


Kaski DistrictEdit

Sarangkot VDCEdit

Sarangkot is a former Village Development Committee west of Pokhara in Kaski District Gandaki Zone. In 2015, it was annexed to Pokhara 26. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a total population of 5,060 with 1,010 individual households


Phewa TalEdit

Phewa Lake, Phewa Tal or Fewa Lake is a freshwater lake in Nepal located in the south of the Pokhara Valley that includes Pokhara city; parts of Sarangkot and Kaskikot. The lake is stream-fed but a dam regulates the water reserve, therefore, the lake is classified as semi-natural freshwater lake.


Davi's FallsEdit

Davi's Falls or Devi's Falls (Nepali: पाताले छाँगो) is a waterfall located at Pokhara in Kaski District, Nepal. The water forms an underground tunnel after reaching the bottom. This tunnel is approximately 500 feet (150 m) long and runs 100 feet (30 m) below ground level. On 31 July 1961, a Swiss couple Davi went swimming but the woman drowned in a pit because of the overflow. Her body was recovered 3 days later in river Phusre with great effort. Her father wished to name it "Davi's falls" after her. Its Nepali name is Patale Chango, which means "underworld waterfall".



Photowalk to ChanguNarayanEdit

As targeted we have organized one photowalk to ChanguNarayan.



Projects do not always go according to plan. Sharing what you learned can help you and others plan similar projects in the future. Help the movement learn from your experience by answering the following questions:

  • What worked well?

The Team workforce, Real life offline meet-ups, Plans worked well. These factors played great role in achieving the event targets.

  • What did not work so well?

According to all of us, we find a lack in the involvement of users (uploaders) but though we have worked accordingly our plans.

  • What would you do differently next time?

Well, We will ready a better plan for next time. We will also engage some professional photographers from various organization within the city to get best output.


Please report on your original project targets.

S.N. Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
1 Number of place to photograph 15 Target reached.
2 Number of photowalk 1 Target reached.
3 Number of participants 15 Target reached.
4 Number of article or improved 100 Target reached.
5 Number of photos uploaded to Wikimedia Commons 1000[1] Target reached.


Grant funds spentEdit

Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on.

Number Category Item description Actual total Currency Notes
1 Food and Accommodation 90,000 NPR
2 Transportation 60,000 NPR
3 Internet 8,584 NPR
4 Solukhumbu Trip (food, Accommodation, Transportation) 12,670 NPR
5 Camera Reparing 15,600 NPR
6 Miscellaneous 5,000 NPR
Total 191,854 NPR

Remaining fundsEdit

Remaining funds have been used or will be used for other approved mission-aligned activities. This use has been requested in writing and approved by WMF.

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

  • Yes, We have 10,000 NPR funds remaining.

Anything elseEdit

Anything else you want to share about your project?