Installing Toilets in Rural India
*International Partner for Global Project GC-1640142-
Status: Approved and completed in 2018; Received $44,000 in funding
Location: Villages in Karnataka State, India
Project Description: Rotary Club of Bangalore South (D3190) and Rotary Club of Westlake Village (D5240) partnered on this project to provide a hundred toilet units to villages in Karnataka State. Our district clubs, Moorpark, Simi Valley, and Thousand Oaks also contributed to the grants.
Without safe toilets, women must relieve themselves outdoors at night, putting them at risk of sexual harassment and assault. Studies by many organizations in India have shown that literacy rates in India among female students drops due to the lack of access to safe toilets.
Each unit was assembled in about 45 minutes. The necessary sanitary fixtures, plumbing works, and soak pit connections are completed in 6 hours, and the unit is put into use after 24 hours of construction.
Our international partner (Rotary Bangalore South) provides cleaning liquid every year to make sure that the toilets are well maintained, and the girls are still attending school. Rotary believes in sustainability of projects and this…Show More...