Gram Utthan 28
With a loan of EUR 21,100 around 68 women, otherwise unserved, will gain access to a clean and safe toilet at home.
Several communities in Odisha have very little to no access to private toilets, forcing them to resort to open defecation. As a result, they face a higher risk of exposure to infection, snake-bites, and sexual assault, particularly in the case of women and children. Furthermore, the situation is aggravated for residents with ailments. Being one of the poorest states in India, gaining access to exclusive sanitation is far-fetched for most families here.
In fact, they are so used to open defecation that many a time they do not realize the kind of diseases they are exposing themselves too! Unsafe and inaccessible sanitation is a human problem for many reasons, covering personal hygiene and dignity, disease risk, environmental impact, as well as overall developmental impact related to health status, time use and production decisions.
Gram Utthan, an organization based in Odisha, focuses on dealing with issues pertaining to livelihood, skill training, energy, and sanitation. Their core value is to enhance human dignity and work towards sustainable development. Milaap, in partnership with Gram Utthan, seeks to reach out to more such communities in rural Odisha.
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Milaap is the largest crowdfunding platform in India, enabling stories of hope, courage, and change. They provide credit services to the poor and excluded to help them to work themselves out of poverty.
Milaap partners with a range of credit-worthy field partners who hold a strong social mission. They grant loans for energy projects, water access, artisan supply chains, and more, mostly in rural areas. Many of their projects empower women entrepreneurs, mainly providing working capital to women with a weaving enterprise, small shops, or handicrafts.
With this project you are contributing to the following Sustainable Development Goals:
SDG 1. No poverty
SDG 3. Good health and well-being
SDG 5. Gender equality
SDG 6. Clean water and sanitation
SDG 8. Decent work and economic growth
SDG 10. Reduced inequalities
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- With this investment 4 jobs are created
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- Met deze lening worden 68 toiletten gebouwd