Since its establishment in 2002, RUDES has been able to cover over 75000, which is about 35% of the Baitadi population with services reaching to 4 districts across the country. RUDES is dedicated to supporting people from poor communities to gain access to safe drinking water, hygiene education, financial literacy, livelihood, advocacy irrespective of gender, caste, ethnicity or class. With the support of its funding partners, RUDES has actively been contributing to Nepal’s WASH/Livelihood Sector significantly, with a focus in the rural areas of Baitadi district in Nepal. RUDES is dedicated to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through contributing in Sector Development Plan of Nepal. Sustainability of water and sanitation/livelihood services is a mounting issue in the sector. Hence, in recent years, our capacity building focus has been on strengthening institutional and managerial capacity of WASH/income generation stakeholders to ensure that systems are put in place for long term sustainability and functionality of services. In order to ensure sustainability of the water systems built in rural areas of Nepal, RUDES has robust implementation as well as monitoring mechanism in place. Since its establishment, The fiscal year 2018/19 has been a year full of challenges and learnings. I am grateful to the dedicated staff; our funding partners, RUDES Executive Board; community people; government and non-government organizations for their support and cooperation to make this year yet another fruitful year for us. As we enter into the new strategic plan period 2018- 2022 and prepare ourselves for the ‘Post 2018/19’ agenda, I look forward to your continued support and enthusiasm.