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I'm running at the Mumbai Monsoon Marathon (10.55K) to address sanitation-needs in rural Tamil Nadu

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Let me tell you a story before I tell you why I'm fundraising:-
'In T. Puthur, a little known village in Tamil Nadu, lives Laxmi. She is a young tailor and mother of two. Laxmi has always had to relieve herself in the open as she does not have a toilet at her home. She would wake up before sunrise to avoid being seen by onlookers. She'd also be afraid of being attacked by animals when she'd "go to the fields" at night.'
Sounds scary, doesn't it? You'll be shocked to discover that this story is a reality for more than 60% of the population in India. But things are slowly changing for the better. With support from GUARDIAN (https://milaap.org/field-partners/guardian), Laxmi has constructed her very own toilet at home, and is now able to relieve herself in the privacy and safety of her house.
In rural India, apart from a "lack of access" to safe sanitation, there is "ignorance" about its need. GUARDIAN has been conducting sanitation workshops which drive home the importance of hygiene and safety. The one-time payment (labor + materials) makes toilet construction cost-prohibitive for most families. This is why GUARDIAN also steps in to lift the financial restriction, allowing families to build a toilet with a loan that they repay in manageable monthly installments. Thanks to this initiative, for thousands of women like Laxmi, a toilet at home is a reality now.
What will I be doing?
I'll be running 10.55 km at the 2ND MUMBAI RUNNING AND LIVING MONSOON MADNESS XC HALF MARATHON AT AAREY (http://www.runningandliving.com/our-runs/mumbai-monsoon-madness-half-marathon) on 29-June-2014. I will raise awareness and ask for help every day as I train for my run. Please contribute generously and cheer me on 29th. (I'll be the girl wearing a Milaap T-shirt and would be delighted to meet you!)

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Rs.42,399
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Ishita
Ishita lent Rs.1,000

Great going Oindrila! :D

Rahul
Rahul lent Rs.500
SANDEEP
SANDEEP lent Rs.500

Keep up the good work Oindrila..All the best for the marathon..Cheering for you!!

Dipesh
Dipesh lent $50

All the best!

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sachin lent Rs.1,000
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Anonymous lent Rs.1,000

Continue with ur.gud wrk oindrila... I feel myself lucky to help u such a noble cause