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OUR WORK

WATER & SANITATION

The lack of safe and secure drinking water & toilets is a major hurdle in the country's growth. Waterborne diseases affect 37.7 million Indians annually. In India, diarrhoea alone causes more than 1,600 deaths daily. The World Bank estimates that 21% of communicable diseases in India are related to unsafe water. In Rural India 86% people do not have access to a toilet.

In addition to the problems surrounding drinking water, water scarcity for agricultural and other use causes chronic economic and social issues. Despite 3600mm of annual rainfall, the soil and terrain of rural Maharashtra, our current geography, makes water management a severe problem.

OUR GOAL

Swades will ensure that every household in its geography has a toilet of their own and receives 200 litres of potable water/ day through taps installed at homes.

WE BELIEVE

Access to safe drinking water and toilet is a fundamental right.

WE CREATE

• Water harvesting through recharge & storage structures and lay water distribution systems to each household.

• 100% Open-Defecation free communities with a toilet in every household and under-resourced schools. Empower Village Development Committees to plan, execute and monitor all programmes for sustainable change.

WE EXECUTE

Sanitation:

• Sanitation: We have built over 17,500 household toilets and plan to build another 7,500 more over the next 12 months.

Water Structures:

• We have built over 300 water schemes with taps in over 23,500 homes impacting ~1,20,000 lives.