Mission Hygiene for Specially-Abled People & Women in Rural Rajasthan | Milaap
Mission Hygiene for Specially-Abled People & Women in Rural Rajasthan
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    from Mumbai, Maharashtra


My name is ARIVAN AGARWAL. I am studying in Grade 12 in Bombay Scottish School in Mumbai. I have undertaken this campaign because I believe “Giving back to society” is a very important facet of any person’s life.

Right to live with dignity is an essential right for all human beings. My campaign is in the area of Sanitation, which is an important aspect of this basic right. Recently, I had gone to attend my brother's marriage in interiors of India. There, one night I met a few rural people and learned that most of the toilets (which were installed as part of Swach Bharat Abhiyaan) are not being optimally used due to a variety of issues. I am aiming to do a small pilot project addressing two issues:
  1. Usage by the specially abled people: Standard Indian style toilet seat is not accessible/convenient for them to sit
  2. Providing lighting solutions in Toilets:  Making them usable during night time.
My goal is to install c.50 retrofit toilet kits (cost@6,000/-kit) and c.50 solar lighting panels (cost@1000/- panel). I expect this will positively benefit over 200 lives daily.

For product design, field survey, installation & field monitoring, I have partnered with OSTON Technology.It is an Industrial Design Firm based out of Jaipur, Rajasthan. Since 2013, Oston Technology has developed Innovative Products for consumers and Industry.  Oston Technology has been awarded as "Swachh Bharat Puraskar 2019" by Honorable Prime Minister for developing Smart Retrofit Accessible Toilet for Divyangjan.I have been involved with Oston in engineering the solutions to these problems and have come up with the best and viable solution.

My initiative is a small beginning and with this fundraise I am aiming to establish the proof of concept of my idea.I will document my experiences and improve upon those based on the learnings/ challenges.

Please support my campaign and let us together bring hygiene into the lives of these people and make for a healthier and safer India for these villagers. 

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