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I am pledging my birthday & running a half marathon to bring clean water & safe sanitation to rural Tiruchirappalli

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About the campaign

The problem:-

Most village-women in India have to trek miles to the community water-taps to fetch water for their daily needs, and they can only bring home as much water as they can carry. It's heartbreaking for those at the back of the long queues who don't always have the chance to fill their urns. To add to their adversity, their homes don't have toilets. The lack of such basic sanitary facilities leads to diseases and increased expenditure on doctor-visits and treatment. For the majority of women who don't manage to walk a mile to use the public toilet, nearby bushes become the only recourse. This unhygienic practice impinges on their privacy and exposes them to the risk of attacks by animals (and antisocial humans).

A solution:-

To help these women, GUARDIAN (https://milaap.org/field-partners/guardian), a microfinance institution, provides micro-credit to build water and sanitation facilities around Tiruchirappalli.

How will my birthday make a difference?

This year, I'm replacing the birthday-eve-party with a shot at the Mumbai Midnight Marathon (http://www.meraevents.com/event/mumbai-midnight-marathon&ref=1889). I'll be running 21K on the 15th of November, and finishing the half marathon by turning a year older on 16th! :-) Another thing - I'm accepting birthday gifts only as contributions for these rural women in Tiruchirappalli. Your support will help build toilets and piped water connections into their homes and ensure that families have enough water to meet their daily needs.

Who we are helping

Rajeshwari and Group
Shanthi and Group

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