Hope for Open Defecation Free India
Of the 1 billion people who have no toilet, India accounts for nearly 600 million.
The severity of the problem of open defecation is increasing. With no access to toilets in their households or even neighborhoods, people relieve themselves behind bushes, on the roadside, or anywhere they feel like. It is not only a matter of poverty and ignorance, though. It has become a habit that is being continued for generations. It is the women, in the 600 million, who are cramped due to the unavailability of the toilets. During the day they hesitate defecating in the open due to shame while it is unsafe for them to go at night. With the ever-increasing population of the country, everyone's health is compromised with the unavailability of toilets.
THE SOLUTION :
Mobilizing and Organizing Communities: Building Toilets
Nidan’s Sanitation Program reaches to 36 out of the 125 slums in Patna, Bihar. Nidan plans to scale up the program to all 125 slums, eventually expanding to urban & rural areas across Indian states where we are working.
Nidan leads the communities in planning out the type of toilet facility required, financing, construction, operation and maintenance responsibilities.
THE SUPPORT :
We need your help
Each and every penny donated will go for this cause.
$90 Renovates an existing non-used toilet.
$182 Constructs a household toilet unit.
$500 Constructs toilets in a school.
$700 Constructs a community toilet.
Together we can abolish open defecation and give the underprivileged a cleaner and safer place to live in.