"Sanitation issues in the developing world affect women more than they affect men."
-Melinda Gates
Access to toilets is the first step towards Open Defecation Free villages. To relieve yourself with dignity, is a right which every person is entitled to. However, the major population of rural India still defecates in the open.

Lack of sanitation facilities is not only a pathway to various diseases but it also disproportionately affects the women population. Women often have to wake up before dawn to relieve themselves. Darkness being their only source of privacy, there is a constant fear of vulnerability throughout the day.

With the support of women, we initiated a pilot project in 2014, to build 6 Individual Household Latrines (IHHLS). Since then, empowHER India has constructed almost 2500 toilets which are benefiting over 10,000 individuals in Kajrat and Panvel. Our aim is to work in the most undeserved communities. We work in close coordination with the Government so that our goals and work is complementary to the government’s efforts. We also conducted advocacy session to highlight the importance of sanitation and hygiene.

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