Our Work

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Our WaSH initiatives reduce disease incidences, improve drinking water systems, and promote access to toilets and hand washing facilities.

We work with poor communities to address barriers to WaSH at various levels including discrimination, infrastructure, geography, education and awareness.

More than 500 million in India lack a toilet, and about 300 million a source of safe drinking water. Poor hygiene practices lead to avoidable illnesses such as diarrhoea that in turn result in poor nutrition status of millions of children and mothers.

We care about improving access to WaSH for vulnerable and marginalised communities.

In each of our programme areas, we have integrated WaSH into other health and livelihood activities. For instance, we designed a WaSH intervention embedded into the integrated water resources management in Tsunami affected communities, worked with rural communities on water security and improved WaSH facilities in schools and factories in Madhya Pradesh.

We innovate on solutions that are locally appropriate and cost-effective.

We have designed emergency WaSH response for disaster-affected communities, set up community water plants in partnership with local governments and set up systems for waste segregation and wastewater management.

Our solutions have transformed WaSH experiences for communities.

Our entrepreneur based water supply model has provided clean and safe drinking water to 1625 households in 40 villages, 12 schools, and 3 hospitals. WaSH in schools in Bengaluru, covering about 1,000 children, has ensured quality toilets, hand washing, drinking water and hygiene education read more here. We have strengthened the peer education model among women workers on menstrual hygiene and sanitation at the Delhi National Region.

We approach WaSH holistically. Water quality, safe sanitation, and hygiene behaviour are linked. We successfully partner with several WaSH organisations, learn from their experiences and its field projects to continuously improve and improvise.

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Our Experts

Dr. Angela Chaudhuri

Director, Swasti Health Catalyst

Rashmi Karody

Programme Manager, i4We, Karnataka

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