Premila's Event/Sale fundraiser for Sanitation | Milaap
This is a supporting campaign. Contributions made to this campaign will go towards the main campaign.

I'm fund-raising to help build toilets in rural Tamil Nadu. Five families will finally have a toilet - something we take for granted every day.



Why am I fund-raising you ask?
Because many women in another part of the world don't have what I consider to be THE most basic and fundamental right. The right to a toilet. Here's one such example:
Laxmi is a young tailor and a mother of two who lives in T. Puthur, a village in Tamil Nadu. Relieving herself in the open is something she has always done. Yet, that accompanying feeling of fear of attack was something she could never shake off. With support from GUARDIAN, she was able to construct a toilet at home, and finally, is now able to relieve herself in the privacy of her very own toilet, in the comfort of her home.
Recent rape and sexual violence cases in rural India have been on the increase when women attend nature's call because they have no toilet facilities in their homes. Horrific cases of the two cousins found hanging on a tree was a direct result of them heading into a field at night so they could shield themselves in the dark from prying eyes.
In rural areas in India, apart from a lack of access to safe sanitation, there is ignorance about the need as well. GUARDIAN, our field partner, 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. 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, for thousands of women like Laxmi, a toilet at home is a reality now.
All of this sounds unbelievably unreal and scary but it is a reality for more than 60% of the population in India. Please support me to raise funds for this group of five women and therefore make a difference to their sanitation and safety.

Who we are helping

Rajalakshmi and Group
$850 raised

Goal: $850

Supporters (2)

Premila lent US $100
Rahul lent US $750