Introduce the concept of ECOSAN toilet in Perungalurpet, Korkkadupet and Molapakkam villages of Puducherry Union Territory. The interested willing women SHG members will be selected and ECOSAN toilets will be constructed in a participatory way.
In rural Villages of Tamilnadu and Puducherry open defecation is a common aspect and the villages chosen for are not an exceptional one. It is important to sensitize people on the importance of safe disposal of human excreta. The present situation is not favorable to the girls and women in most of the villages to perform the day-to-day defecation and to urinate in a safe and private place.
Under the guidance of Ekoventure 15 women SHGs are functioning in these villages. Most of the women do not have toilets. Ekoventure has been involved in creating awareness among the women SHG members about the importance of toilets. Ekoventure has been working in these villages for the past one decade on various projects related to Agriculture.
Ekoventure had successfully constructed 62 nos. of ECOSAN toilets in the adjoining Villupuram district, Tamilnadu under aEU funded partnership project..
LocationPerungalurpet, Korkkadupet and Mollapakkam Villages, Puducherry, India
Primary Focus: Sanitation - Households
Secondary Focus: Hygiene Education
People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 0
School Children Getting Water: 0
People Getting Sanitation: 250
50 families of the women SHG guided and supervised by the Ekoventure NGO.
People Getting Other Benefits: 750
The masons (5nos.) in this area will be trained in the construction of ECOSAN toilets.
At present Ekoventure is guiding 50 nos. of Women SHGs in Puducherry. The SHGs will be trained on the importance of ECOSAN toilets.
Awareness will be created among the entire community in the three villages on ECOSAN toilets
Start Date: 2010-09-01
Completion Date: 2011-03-31
In conventional toilets, it requires large quantity of water for flushing and for transporting the excreta into a septic tank. Moreover, the septic tanks are emptied into the nearby water bodies and thereby resulting in the contamination of the water resources. In the ECOSAN toilets, the excreta is composted and disposed of as manure.
Ekoventure had linked all these women SHGs with the Indian 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.
Awareness meetings will be conducted intensively for the women SHG members in which the benefits of ECOSAN toilets will be explained. Video films on importance of Sanitation and ECOSAN toilets will be projected in these three villages. Separate Trainings will be organised for the masons and the beneficiaries followed by exposure visits to the existing ECOSAN toilets in the Villupuram District, Tamilnadu.
The women beneficiaries will be arranged for the loan towards their contribution from their group for the construction of the ECOSAN 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 2001 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 Rs. 2500 per toilet towards their contribution.
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
Maintenance Cost: $0
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