$30,000.00 from profits from fiscal year 2017
Over 600 million people in India defecate in the open and over 100 million people lack access to safe drinking water. This causes 12 million new cases of illness each year, hundreds of thousands of deaths, and has detrimental effects on India’s economy and society.
Sanitation and Health Rights in India (SHRI) constructs community toilet blocks in rural villages in India that are free to use. Waste is collected in a large underground tank constructed on-site, where it decomposes to produce methane gas, an energy source used to power an on-site water filtration plant. SHRI currently operates five of these facilities in the states of Bihar and Jharkhand, which have decreased open defecation by 80% in these communities by serving nearly 6,000 toilet users and water customers daily.
This is the second sanitation facility that we have funded through SHRI.
Construction of 1 Community Sanitation Facility in a community that currently has no access to toilets or potable water:
SHRI will build 8 toilets for men and 8 toilets for women with safe entrances. The construction will include a rain catchment and filtration system on the roof and a biogas tank. Sale of the water will be used to offset the cost of maintenance and operations.
A World Centric partner since 2017.
SHRI fights alongside communities to end open defecation as a key step in an ongoing struggle for health equity and social and economic justice.
This facility is now complete and in operation. On January 16th, SHRI held an opening ceremony for the community. The photos below show local leaders doing a prayer over the opening of the facility and the water storage tank on the roof.
This facility is now 60% complete. SHRI anticipates that it will be fully operational before the end of the year. The project has led to the creation of 20 full time construction jobs, with laborers paid 25% more than the market rate for construction workers. This in turn has supported other small businesses in the area as workers often purchase tea and snacks from local shops.
Tags: Impact Projects
May 16, 2018
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