The Aa foundation in collaboration with VMWAREis planned to provided Tribal and below poverty communities’ individual toilets for their households. The building of 50 toilets in Areleri Panchayat will be on need based and community participation. The prog

    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) About 1 Month after completion 10 Nov, 2017

    completed constructions and followup intensified

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    30 households have recieved toilets, 2 ecosan at school premises have been constructed.and remaining households have been motivated to build toilets and linking it to grampanchayat funds.
    followup has been intensified as during internal filed auditing period from our staff we found. many households have removed our name and number to get GP funds.
    we have takenup this issue seriouly and working to address by cotacting higher officials and submitting our douemnts to them.

    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) 2 Days after completion 2 Oct, 2017

    Running late???

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    The project running late reasons
    1. Grampanchayat started toilet constrcution on war foot,in all the ten villages.scarsity of Mason occured during implementation period.

    2. Due to heavy rains in the areas from past two month s have slow down the work.
    3. The discussion with VMware as per peerwatersuggesstion on ecosan had taken two months of planning and work is progressing on and expected to complete by mid october 2017.

    4. change over of staff also have slow down the process.

    including ecosan the project is expected to complete by end of October 2017.

  • Impact Assessment (M&E) Phase Project completed on 30 Sep, 2017 Implementation Phase
    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) 9 Months after start 25 Sep, 2017

    updates on 30 completed toilets as per 22nd visit

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    five doors has been taken by other community members who have built bathrooms so double door has been installed without our permission and consultation.
    muneaih who was incharged for monitoring and construction have not completed responsibilites.

    The remaining five doors is ordered.

    survey will take place to find beneficieries for next stage of toilet constrution.

    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) 9 Months after start 18 Sep, 2017

    9th visit by boardmembers to the project

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    On 9th board members of AAfoundation made visit to the project area observed and visited every house hold at angashettyhalli , there was many feed back on the rainwater harvesting strututre because few households(3-4) have not taken interest to collect maximum water they were happy to interact with the community and found all the toilets were in usage.
    outcome of the visit was.....
    No individual household rainwater harvesting will be a focused in next year through organisation.
    increase awarness programmes on harvesting rain and tecqnics.
    community based programmes will be focused to reach more beneficieries and to increase awarness with the local grampanchayat.
    Also discussion took place on increasing groundwater table techniques, to increase aforestation programme in the area.



    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) 9 Months after start 18 Sep, 2017

    revisits of toilets,meeting with GP and ecosan updates

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    the completed 30 toilets has been visited by th efield team every day as per the instruction from banglore office . the doors were assigned one door per toilet and few individual families have taken two door as they built the bathrooms also without our consent. the issue came to notice by banglore staff visit to the project.

    there is escalation of the cost of the door , sanitary ware and cement ,Msand bricks to 30% apart from transporatation and unloading loading cost due to GST and sCGST.

    The ecosan cost included s raise in tax and labour cost.

    Two ecosan at the doddaupparalli project areas school premises is coming up.

    Peerwaterexchange will have seprate webpage for the ecosan to pool the learnings and observations, work of AAfoundation projects.

    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) 9 Months after start 4 Sep, 2017

    heavy rain dealy in completion

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    August month third and forth week had been heavy rains in project area where two toilets under sonstrcution toilets collapsed. field visits were made by varalakshmi on 26th of August and matreials were approved for resconstruction of the toilets. Alll the door are been fitted for toilets.

    Two ecosan has been decided to constrcut at school premisess for boys and girls which has strenth of 36 children . the struture will be used by

    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) 9 Months after start 4 Sep, 2017

    heavy rains slows down toilet completions

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    August month third and forth week had been heavy rains in project area where two toilets under sonstrcution toilets collapsed. field visits were made by varalakshmi on 26th of August and matreials were approved for resconstruction of the toilets. Alll the door are been fitted for toilets.

    Two ecosan has been decided to constrcut at school premisess for boys and girls which has strenth of 36 children . the struture will be used by childrne and fertilizer by the villagers and school kithcen garden.

    Meeting was conducted with engineer,field staff and school teachers on the matter , the work will progress from september 1st.

    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) 7 Months after start 20 Jul, 2017

    progressing third phase work,meeting with documentation team and panchayat secretary and members

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    Toilets number 21 to 30 wall strutures have completed , there is shortage of mason due to panchayat work in all the villages are taking place.

    meeting with panchayat member muneaih and seceatary decided to get two masons from malur town adn laboure wages will be payed for ten toielts by aafoundation to completed the work also to avoid delay.

    Forming a team of bangalore colleges who will complete the documentation of projects whihc involves usage condition , construction level, family details and feedback with photos and
    geographical location.
    discussion with peerwaterexchange deepa and rajesh and provided updates to them.

    The forth stage of twenty toilets are decided to start from August first week and complete by september first week.

    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) 7 Months after start 12 Jul, 2017

    video documentation of Aa foundation projects

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    The video contains all the water and sanitation projects villages which is supported by various donors.

    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) 7 Months after start 12 Jul, 2017

    11th Field visit notes

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    construction of toilets
    third phase ten toilets work are in progress, the work has been slow as the toilet construction from grampanchayat have gained momentum in other villages and there is a scarcity of mason.The work is expected to completed by the month end.
    the pending work such as painting, and plastering is pending for older 2 house hold, will be complete in two days.

    meeting with grampanchayat
    the grampanchayat have taken responsibility of completing kundenahalli villages so we have to drop that village from plan.and we will complete upparalli zone.

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    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) 7 Months after start 5 Jul, 2017

    field visits ,meetings with suppliers and third phase work progress.

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    On last week of june two field visits were made to monitor the work progress as well the beneficiary numbers increase to five more numbers.
    Totally 30 toilets will be completed in doddaupparalli.

    There is a two weeks delay in brick supply due to increased demand and GST effect.
    All the materials cost has been increased. suppliers showed no interest for negotiations.The cost of bricks has been increased to 33% where organisation finally have to buy to complete the work.

    The increased materials cost was discussed in board meeting held on Saturday 1st July 2017.Board members decided to complete toilet constructions. The increased cost will be met by cutting down other expenditure involved in the project. and future proposal will be prepared by adding tax charges.

    Numbering and painting work is in progress, the third phase 7 toilet foundation work completed and waiting for bricks to deliver.

    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) 6 Months after start 22 Jun, 2017

    completion of second phase and third phase work in progress

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    Field visits were made by varalakshmi on16th and 18th of june 2017.

    1. observation and feedback to muneiah person who is monitoring the construction. second phase has been completed with door fixed, small pending works for three household.
    2. new recruitment of field staff Ambarish on field exposure.
    3. third phase work in progress . four house hold completed foundation work.
    4. materials supply has been made , delay in brick supply.
    5. working on problem occurred from IT with peerwater exchange, two days communication with IT officials.
    6. Media team working on video documentation of VMware angashetty halli project at Bangalore office with prahlad and varalakshmi on 17th June 2017.

    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) 5 Months after start 1 Jun, 2017

    starting third phase work and review of second phase

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    On th eday field visits made by varalakshmi and prahlad
    1. meeting with grampanchayat secretary discussion on completion and monitoring by their person. data related to overall areleri collected.
    2. visited doddaupparalli project every house hold visited and checked the usage of the toilets, earlier 10 are in usage.
    3. six toilets have been completed and they wanted doors to be fixed and order has been placed for the door which will be arriving in two days.
    4. double pit toilets of first phase needed completion and family has been asked to return the materials if they cant complete in another two days. munaiyya local person has taken responsibility of completing small pending works.
    5. staff anusuya was not available and visited to her house founds she have taken up health worker job.
    6. newly constructed toilets data long and latitude was recorded.
    7.Campus interview was conducted in local DED college and few candidate are in selected list by June 10th 2017 foundation is planning to hire two community level staff.
    8. few new phase house hold had problem because of rocky area to build toilets,prahlad guided them to construct and marked the place to construct the toilet.

    9. discussion and filed visits were also to decide future project location and chalking out new strategies for effective implementation.

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    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) 5 Months after start 28 May, 2017

    progressing second phase and documentation of projects by VMware

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    On 24rth team of bangalore staff and media been to the villages of VMware projects . the video documentation has begun and in a day different interviews were covered.

    The plastering work is in progress and four toilets had been completed.

    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) 5 Months after start 23 May, 2017

    plastering work under progress

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    Plastering the walls is taking place ,two days of work was under pause and again in progress

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    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) 5 Months after start 19 May, 2017

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    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) 4 Months after start 28 Apr, 2017

    Schroching sun, hard soil, water scarcity

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    The field workers are finding difficult to conduct field work due to increased tempreture in the area. The community are strugging to dig the pits due to harden soil, and water is enough for their dialy use,and for construction they are finding difficult.

    considering the above aspects aa foundation have decided to give leave for field workers from May10th to june first. and work will resume after june 2nd staff meeting .

    may month will be dedicated to documentation,and plannings and department meetings.

    before holidays another 8 toilets of second phase will be completed and acocunts will be selttled for the month.

    Also Aafoundation is announcing job applications for project coordinator and field workers at malur areas through local news papers.Recruitments wil be done in from june 2017.

    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) 4 Months after start 24 Apr, 2017

    staff meeting, accounts preparation

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    Staff meeting was held on sunday from morning 8.30am to 6.30pm,breakfast lunch was organised for field staff and administration staff.
    due to malur festival field staff had taken leave for five days,
    the meeting minuted of field staff" review of angashetty halli project and follow up,
    review of doddaupparalli project and followup.

    Accounts review and internal auditting has been completed and reports are sent to peerwater and Vmware.
    due to long absence of prahalad in field the double pit toilet is pending and he has been asked ti do field visits immediately.

    the second phase bricks has been delivered late so the work wil l complete by april end.

    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) 4 Months after start 17 Apr, 2017

    second phase work

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    Second phase laying foundation and pit work fr 6 house hold has been completed, due to summer the availability of the brick always a scarcity and this time also we are waiting for bricks , which is expected on 19th April. from last Thursday work in the field is stopped due to BabaAmbedkar jayanthi and Malur festivals, where all the villages in malur have colorful celebration of the village festivals. these three days of celebration by local community will be supported by all government department and local institution and hence holidays are declared for schools and Angawadi .Our construction work will resume from Wednesday.

    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) 4 Months after start 7 Apr, 2017

    completed first phase at doddaupparalli

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    First ten toilets with one double pit system has been completed in doddaupparalli village the work progress very slow than expected due to mason problem. to three masons who are in village had collected money form the community and didn't attempted to complete the work , later after two three weeks of our effort we have to hire two mason from the neighboring village and completed plastering the work, the other reason also the toilets are 6/5 size which took more time to complete.
    The village masons earns more in cutting eucalyptus tree than in construction work and they are less interest in doing mason work.

    the second phase families are identified and meeting has been completed 6 house hold have started the work and another four will start from 10th April. we are identified one mason who will train and take help from individual l families to complete the construction.

    two meetings have done and inauguration of sports youth team will be done after April 15th,

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    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) 3 Months after start 15 Mar, 2017

    monthly visit by the Prahalad for final reports of first stage and meeting with community specially youths.

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    Today early morning visits was made by Prahalad to assess the first phase constructions, he have also conducted the community meetings. more reports will be uploaded once he completed today work.

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    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) 3 Months after start 15 Mar, 2017

    monthly visit by the Prahalad for final reports of first stage and meeting with community specially youths.

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    Today early morning visits was made by Prahalad to assess the first phase constructions, he have also conducted the community meetings. more reports will be uploaded once he completed today work.

    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) 3 Months after start 15 Mar, 2017

    monthly visit by the Prahalad for final reports of first stage and meeting with community specially youths.

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    Today early morning visits was made by Prahalad to assess the first phase constructions, he have also conducted the community meetings. more reports will be uploaded once he completed today work.

    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) 3 Months after start 15 Mar, 2017

    monthly visit by the Prahalad for final reports of first stage and meeting with community specially youths.

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    Today early morning visits was made by Prahalad to assess the first phase constructions, he have also conducted the community meetings. more reports will be uploaded once he completed today work.

    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) 3 Months after start 15 Mar, 2017

    monthly visit by the Prahalad for final reports of first stage and meeting with community specially youths.

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    Today early morning visits was made by Prahalad to assess the first phase constructions, he have also conducted the community meetings. more reports will be uploaded once he completed today work.

    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) 3 Months after start 15 Mar, 2017

    monthly visit by the Prahalad for final reports of first stage and meeting with community specially youths.

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    Today early morning visits was made by Prahalad to assess the first phase constructions, he have also conducted the community meetings. more reports will be uploaded once he completed today work.

    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) 3 Months after start 15 Mar, 2017

    monthly visit by the Prahalad for final reports of first stage and meeting with community specially youths.

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    Today early morning visits was made by Prahalad to assess the first phase constructions, he have also conducted the community meetings. more reports will be uploaded once he completed today work.

    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) 3 Months after start 9 Mar, 2017

    planning for youth sports club inauguration and completion of sanitation first phase.

    Status: Complete - Successful

    Operating Status:

    The completion of first stage 10 toilets is taking long time due to mason problems. the masons who had trained in hte same villages had taken advance money from the community and not reachable to complete the work.mason from other villages had called to complete the work.

    The structure of ten toilets had completed and plastering the wall is in progress, planned to complete by Friday.

    two youth meetings had been completed and this month end sports club inauguration is planned.

    the photos are of last week of feb, completed work photos to reach by end of this week

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    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) 2 Months after start 20 Feb, 2017

    The mason work is in full swing

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    on 17th Feb meeting was conducted with staff and suppliers. As the bricks are in demand in summer season, we had to book for two more phases.
    Staff review was on completing work as per schedule.youth meeting on forming sports club, completing the first phase by end of FEB and March first week inauguration of youth club at doddauppralli is tentatively scheduled it will depend upon completing 10 toilets by then.

    Two toilets are completed at the end of Saturday and two more toilets are progress with wall building.
    phtos will be updated at week end.

    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) About 1 Month after start 10 Feb, 2017

    Aarrival of materials, foundation and pit work completed, assesment by team

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    The foundation and pit work has been was completed by 10 HH, Suggestion on visit was given to add more cemnt and not to mix local soil to the foundation process when we saw few house hold were mixing mud for foundation.

    Double pit construction was given instruction for design by prahalad.

    Ten household latitude and langitude was taken.

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    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) About 1 Month after start 6 Feb, 2017

    weekly meetings minutes

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    Weekly meetings was conducted with suppliers, resource persons and staff.

    suppliers have raised the cost the vat charges on each bill is 14.5% and transportation cost have increased to 10% percent due to distance from malur town.The materials will be supplied from today 6th Feb 2017.

    Resource person prahalad to visit field along with myself on Friday to monitor the construction, guiding double pit system.

    Staff Anusuya is under training on sanitation construction , reporting and field visit monitoring. every day she will be filling up the details and discussing with us on progress.

    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) About 1 Month after start 2 Feb, 2017

    men ,women are on work.

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    10 families from the Community in first phase have started the digging foundation and pit.

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    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) About 1 Month after start 26 Jan, 2017

    Community training Ist phase

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    foundation started first phase training for community members , where the household members were educated on importance of toilet building , health benefits, cost , structure conditions and usage.Men women and children actively participated in the programme by small group discussion and suggestions. The food was organised in school for the participants , Sochara Prahalad conducted the training programme , and Anusuya mobilized community for the event. The first phase family list has been prioritized and the photos and location of the toilets will be sent in following report.

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    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) 29 Days after start 19 Jan, 2017

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    Varalakshmi VS ( Aa Foundation for Community Development ) 29 Days after start 19 Jan, 2017

    survey, meetings with community, peerwater exchange, suppliers and grampanchayat

    Status: In-progress

    Operating Status:

    The survey of individual house hold information has been completed.
    Two community meetings at the government school premises had taken place.
    The training programme has been postponed to Friday 20th January as the community youths and men had been to 15 days of vocations and not available .
    The women folk are given information about the programme and to prioritization the locations for the construction of toilets at the house hold premises.
    The location maps has been collected from different sources and will be uploaded to project information.

    Staff Anusuya will be a community organiser who will coordinate the field activities.
    A health sessions will be carried out every month by the experience person under the guidance of Dr VedhaZacharia .

    Varalakshmi myself will guide the community , staff and coordinate between funder, peer-water and all the work related to the project.

    The quality of materials , quantity and construction will be monitored and reported by the community to the Aa foundation office .

    Community people have enough training on construction from our previous projects. if needed they will receive from the organisation.

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  • Implementation Phase Project started on 21 Dec, 2016 Preparation Phase

The Aa foundation in collaboration with VMWAREis planned to provided Tribal and below poverty communities’ individual toilets for their households. The building of 50 toilets in Areleri Panchayat will be on need based and community participation. The prog

Impact

Funding

Community:
$2,620
$10,780:
VMWare

Plan/Proposal