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Help Marta Bring Toilets To Villages In Uttar Pradesh


This is a story about a small village in India. A small village with little sanitation, little electricity and no reliable source of drinking water.
 
One of the common reasons of people falling ill In villages is absence of toilets infrastructure. Exposed feces are one of the main causes of air and water borne diseases.

Enabling people to use toilets is an important way to prevent adults, and mainly children, from falling ill. 
 
I arrived in India in 2012 and started working with a small village in Uttar Pradesh. Together we have built 143 eco toilets so far, one of the area’s first permeable roads, and other projects all in the areas of education and health care.
 
I managed to bring the community together and communicated the benefits of what we are doing in the village. Today, this small village understands the importance of hygiene and healthcare. Children in the village are educating their elders to use toilets and keep the neighborhood clean. The response from this village gives me hope that I can reach out to more such villages and bring the much needed difference.
 
Help me make our villages healthy and happy! 

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Or,
www.thehindu.com/features/kids/marta-is-an-american-phd-student-making-a-difference-in-india/article8818915.ece
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/Meet-the-Boston-woman-who-builds-toilets-in-UP/articleshow/47748789.cms
www.facebook.com/thebetterindia/videos/10154308987559594/?pnref=story
http://share.ajplus.net/shared/18680
http://swachhindia.ndtv.com/album-detail/this-is-how-an-american-woman-is-challenging-open-defecation-in-rural-india-23745/?pfrom=home-campaigns
swachhindia.ndtv.com/5-swachh-warriors-inspired-us-clean-india-efforts-4538/
https://thelogicalindian.com/my-social-responsibility/better-village-better-world-usa-toilets/

Budget Breakdown
Budget Breakdown
Happy faces in the school
Happy faces in the school
Solar Panels' Mounting
Solar Panels' Mounting
Lifting a water tank
Lifting a water tank
Our Permeable Road
Our Permeable Road
With the Village
With the Village
Slow sand drinking water filter
Slow sand drinking water filter
In the making
In the making
Our evapotranspiration toilets
Our evapotranspiration toilets
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5th February 2018
Dear Supporters,

Here is a quick update.

We are withdrawing all the funds to utilize towards the generous cause of building toilets for 26 houses in the village.

Funds will be used to buy all the necessary items for the construction of the toilets, like cement, bricks, sand, etc and also for paying off the labour for their work.

Thank you so much for your wonderful support.

Regards,
Marta

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RK
Ramesh donated $100
BD
Beth donated $50

What a wonderful thing you are doing for others. Thank you!

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Santosh donated Rs.2,500
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Anonymous donated Rs.1,000
SM
Sabyasachi donated $25
JR
James donated $500