1 in 5 children die each day from waterborne disease

    Your contribution = $50

Sponsor a Toilet

Lets make every village Open Defecation Free

    Villager pays = $75 (~INR 5,000)

    Govt. pays = $200 (~INR 12,000)

Sponsor a Toilet

1 toilet = ~ $325 | Build 2,000 toilets in 2017

Cost model : You pay $50, villager pays $75 and Govt. $200

More people have access to a cell phone than a toilet! About 70 percent of households in India don’t have access to toilets, whether in rural areas or urban slums. Roughly 60 percent of the country’s 1.2 billion people still defecate in the open.

The consequences for women are huge. These range from polluted water leading to women and children dying from childbirth-related infections, rampant water-borne diseases, to the risk and reality of being attacked and raped, to girls dropping out of school once they reach puberty. It’s the difference between education and independence and being locked into poverty and subjugation.

1 in 5 children under the age of 5 die each day from waterborne disease — one every 21 seconds, as a direct result of contaminated water and poor sanitation and hygiene.

The lack of toilets and clean water is only half the problem. A larger problem is to change the country’s culture of open defecation and lack of sanitation.

Project Goals

As per data acquired from government officials, total household - 1,021. Households without toilet - 574

Construct 574 toilets in 2017 and make Halgara Open Defecation Free (ODF)

By end of 2017, construct more toilets in other villages in Halgara Watershed Region and help them achieve ODF status

Create awareness about cleanliness, sanitation and hygiene, and improve quality of life.

Plan of Action

The Govt of India under its flagship Swachh Bharat campaign is pushing for a open defecation free India by 2019 and is encouraging people to build toilets by providing a financial incentive of INR 12,000 ($200) towards construction costs.

We augment this with an additional $50 per toilet to construct better quality robust toilets that will actually get used.

We also ensure that the beneficiary villagers own this project by taking the financial responsibility of contributing $75 per toilet and constructing the septic tank for the toilet.

We have partnered with the Art of Living Foundation, India to execute on the ground.

Yahoo Employee Foundation (YEF) granted $22,000 towards building toilets in Halgara

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Laying the first stone of our first toilet

Construction in progress

Finished toilet with water tank

Beneficiary of first toilet

Beneficiary with donor name

Cleanliness awareness campaign at a local school

Block Development Officer reviewing the construction work

Local civic authorities reviewing the construction work

OVBI team with Yahoo Co-founder

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