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India

Gram Utthan 27

  • Milaap
  • Local partner investment
  • + 66 other investors
  • With a loan of EUR 24,800 around 80 women, otherwise unserved, will gain access to a clean and safe toilet at home.

    €24,800
    Amount
    3.00%
    Interest
    24 months
    Maturity
    6 months
    Repayments
    EUR
    Currency
    Amount€24,800
    Interest3.00%
    Maturity24 months
    Repayments6 months
    CurrencyEUR
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      Fully funded in 21 hours on 21 December 2018.
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      Summary

      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. 

      Company nameGram Utthan 27
      CEOGovind Dash
      Founded1990-11-01
      LocationOdisha
      SectorFinancial services
      Turnover€7,531,445.96
      Employees190

      Impact

      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.

       

      SDG’s impacted

      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

      Read more about the impact you can make through our platform and the SDGs on our impact page.

       

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      • With this investment 4 jobs are created
      • With this investment 378 lives are improved
      • Met deze lening worden 80 toiletten gebouwd

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