are 83 homes in this village. 3 have their own toilets. The rest go to the
fields for their physiological needs. There is 1 tube-well which provides
drinking water. The rest of the wells are not deep enough to provide clean
and safe water.
village was selected because our data showed the highest number of stomach
related ailments. This is a result of contamination of water from human
village has a population of approximately 450 and is part of a scheduled
tribe. The village is a 5 hour drive from Kolkata. The forest surrounding
the village provides a supplementary income to the mostly labour
plan became a reality on 16Aug08 when the project was inaugurated. A
simple UNICEF design was adopted.
will be deposited in a 5 feet pit dug into the ground and covered with a
concrete slab. After the pit fills in approximately 6 years a second pit
is utilized. The first pit is left alone for nature to disinfect and turn
the waste into soil.
are set to mark specific distances from any water body to avoid
is providing funding for the entire project through our sponsor “The
sample toilet was built to estimate the requirement for the project.
Material suppliers from a nearby town have been selected through a simple
‘best price’ method. Labour is provided by the village. 5 artisans
will work on the entire project while each home will provide the labour to
dig the pit in their home.
project is aimed for completion end November2008.
and anticipation aside, the villagers look forward to a time when
snakebites, leaches and monsoon floods will not be defining factor when
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