Introduce the concept of ECOSAN toilets in the Vathalaikadu village, Tanjore district, Tamilnadu by constructing 20 model ECOSAN toilets. Interested women will be selected among the six women SHGs functioning in this village. This village will be model vi
In rural Villages of Tamilnadu open defecation is a common aspect and the village chosen for is not an exceptional one. It is important to sensitize people on the importance of safe disposal of human excreta. Under the guidance of Ekoventure 6 women SHGs are functioning in this village with a total membership of 85 women, out of which 76 women do not have toilets. Now, most of the women have expressed their discomfort in the open defecation especially for their girl children.
LocationVathalaikkadu, Tanjore District, Tamilnadu, South India, India
Primary Focus: Sanitation - Households
Secondary Focus: Capacity Building
People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 0
School Children Getting Water:
People Getting Sanitation: 100
People Getting Other Benefits:
The masons (5nos.) in this area will be trained in the construction of ECOSAN toilets.
All the 85 members of the 6 women SHGs will be trained on the importance of ECOSAN toilets.
Awareness will be created among the entire community in the village on ECOSAN toilets.
Start Date: 2009-09-01
Completion Date: 2010-02-28
Ekoventure had linked all these women SHGs with the Bank under the microfinance programme. Most of the women have expressed their willingness to contribute a part of their loan amount for the construction of a toilet of their own.
Ekoventure had constructed 62 ECOSAN toilets in a EU funded partnership project and has experienced staff in training the masons in the construction of ECOSAN toilets. Also, the women will be convinced on the advantages of ECOSAN toilets over conventional flush toilets.
Yes in one phase.
The amount shall be released in two parts – 50% as advance and the remaining 50% immediately after completion of construction of toilets.
The project is to be implemented involving the women SHG members who were associated with this NGO since 2003 and with their support this project will be implemented in a participatory way by involving them in all aspects of this project – planning, execution and monitoring.
The women have voluntarily opted to contribute INR 2700 per toilet towards their contribution.
The Government is providing Rs. 2300 per toilet construction through DRDA/BDO.
When the officials were contacted to ascertain the provision, they have informed that the subsidy amount will be released only for flush toilets and not for ECOSAN toilets and this issue has to be sorted out.
At least 5 masons will be trained in the construction aspects of ECOSAN toilets.
The women SHG members will be motivated to avail Bank loans for the construction of ECOSAN toilets as a special case.
Continuous awareness meetings will be organised on the importance of ECOSAN toilets. Trainings will be organised at this village for the other women SHG members.
Prior art before metrics