Winning these battles changed Ammarama’s life.
Ammarama is a 26-year-old woman who lives Padadinni camp, an area in Sindhapur village in Uttar Pradesh. The area is covered in paddy crops and people defecate in the open. Most houses in the area do not have toilets and neither did Ammarama’s. When she became pregnant it was extremely hard for her. She had to walk miles to go answer nature’s call and could do so only once a day. She started to eat very little so that she would not need to go to the toilet often.
This led to several health problems such as anemia, diarrhea and malaria. Her health became so bad that she finally lost her child.
Aapna Janakalyan volunteers identified her as a critical beneficiary and helped her get a toilet constructed. They taught her good hygiene practices such as hand washing, water handling, excreta handling, food preparation, flushing toilet. and provided a hygiene kit for her family.
Amaramma is now proud to show the toilets in her house to anybody who visits. She has conceived again and takes care of health this time. Even though she has difficulties at home, she eats well, gets regular checkups and vaccinations as she now understands the importance of hygiene, sanitation, nutrition and vaccination.
You can help women like Amaramma by donating to help them get basic toiletries. Your donation will give them the dignity and strength they deserve to have to face life. You can give with confidence because every program on our platform is GIVEASSURED.
By donating to this program
You will be sponsoring the benefits for different beneficiaries every month
What the beneficiary gets
Basic sanitation should be the right of every human. Janakalyan works in ten villages that are frequently flood-affected. The condition of health and sanitation in these areas is extremely bad and often causes life-threatening diseases.
The staff visit the villages and identify the families best suited to receive the hygiene kit based on their poverty levels. The families receive 10 Bathing soaps, 10 dish soaps, scrubber, cleaning tools, 5 kg detergent, 2 mugs and 2 buckets and receive basic training program on how to use these hygiene products. The aim is to change the hygiene behavior in the families that receive the kit.
When you support this program, you will be helping a new family adopt healthy hygiene practices every month.
29 September, 2021
Hygienic Practices at home saves health expenditures
Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months
Providing hygiene kits to rural Indians is a unique intervention of Janakalyan to make SWACCHH BHARAT MISSION a great success. Only construction of toilets does not make rural Indians use them. There is a need for push & motivating factor, which role Janakalyan is playing since it was Nirmal Gram or much before that. Today, we have achieved about @ 75% of toilets in rural India using the toilets, which is a great milestone for our team. About 39 families have reached out during these 6 months.
Challenges faced and next steps
This being one of our oldest initiative (almost 10 years old), we have an established set-up from procurement to distribution and therefore, we did not face any sort of difficulties in implementing even during the COVID 19 era.
Stories from the ground
Dipa Mondal (31 years old) resides in R H Colony No.4 of Sindhanur taluk of Raichur district, Karnataka. She lives in a hut with her husband, in-laws and children. Though, she lives in a hut but still constructed a toilet for her old in-laws, as they cannot move out of the home. Jashwant Mondal, the husband of Dipa, is skilled in tractor driving but due to various factors including COVID 19, he has now become unemployed. About 69 years old Kartick Mondal, her father in law, is met with an accident in his leg and cannot move around. The toilet she constructed with lots of difficulties now helping her father in law a lot. She has 3 kids too.Janakalyan team visited her family during normal house visits and found her toilet unhygienic. The team educated her and her family members about the impact of keeping toilets unhygienic. The team finally decided to help with a hygiene kit and provided with "10 bathing soap, 10 dish soap, 2 buckets, 2 mugs, 1 scrubber, house cleaning tools, 3 kg detergent, toilet cleaning liquid, toilet brush" etc.Now here toilet is extremely clean and she expressed a lot of health expenditure has reduced during these 6 months. She says, she would buy these hygienic materials at her own cost, no matter, the however economic difficulty she faces. She along with her family members are thankful to the donor who has supported her even without knowing them!
23 March, 2021
Making Bharat really Swachha
Construction of TOILETS is almost completed in Bharat under Swaccha Bharat Abhiyan including rural India. However, the core question remains, how many of these toilets are being used practically. The poor rural Indians hardly use it due to several reasons including lack of materials required to keep these toilets HYGIENIC. These poor rural Indians are habituated to defecate in fresh open air and the newly constructed toilets are in closed door with bad odour, if not maintained hygienic condition. The rural poor Indians neither know how to keep the toilets environment hygienic nor can they afford such materials required to keep these toilet hygienic.
www.jankalyana.org identified such rural poor Indian families with toilets and educate them about about hygienic practices and importance of using toilets and impacts on our health if open defecation is practiced. Then Janakalyan provides them a Hygiene kit containing all the materials required to maintain the hygienic conditions in toilet environment for 6 months. Once they habituated to use toilets, then they themselves purchase these items and thus the India becomes Swachha Bharat.
Janakalyan team as well as our beneficiaries are thankful to our donors who have helped these rural poor Indians through GiveIndia in making India a Swacch Bharat in addition to cutting many health issues if these families would have continued open defecation!
5 July, 2020
Being hygienic is the way to healthy life
Being hygienic is the way to healthy life
During the last two quarters, we have provided 15 hygiene kits to 15 poor families of Sindhanur Refugee Camps. This means, about 15 families is maintaining hygiene at their houses / toilets thereby impacting the health of at least 4 x 15 = 60 persons. In addition, about 15 toilets are made usable, which they otherwise do not use for various reasons including bad odor when they enter into the toilets. These kits have helped not only the poor families but also maintained the overall hygiene in the surrounding.
19 November, 2019
Happy to receive the hygiene kits
Happy to receive the hygiene kits
22 July, 2019
Swacch Bharat Mission is a national flagship program of India. Lots of toilets have been constructed to make India ODF. Aapna Janakalyan with your kind support is also contributing to it to the extent possible by putting continuous efforts in maintaining the hygienic condition at home / toilets. About 30 beneficiaries have been supported during the quarter with GiveIndia and other donor supports. In the next quarter, we plan to support about 90 such deserving beneficiaries.
Story from the field
Parishkar Bhadra is a widow in R H Colony No 4 of Sindhannur Rehabilitation Project of Raichur district, Karnataka, India. She is 37 years old. Amar Bhadra, her husband, took poison last year due to pressure from Banks to repay is agriculture loan. She has 1 girl child and 2 boys. Anupama (17 years old) is studying in 12th standard, Neeraj (12 years) in 7th std and Dheeraj (9 years) in 4th std. She also has her mother-in-law (about 86 years old) to take care. Her house is located in the center of the village and thus faced lot of difficulties for open defecation, especially for her aged mother-in-law.
With the support of Gram Panchayat, Aapna Janakalyan, helped her to construct a toilet under Swacch Bharat Mission. However, after few months, Aapna Janakalyan team, found the same as most unhygienic. Therefore, supported her with a Hygiene kit (containing 10 bathing soap, 10 dish soap, 2 buckets, 2 mugs, 1 scrubber, house cleaning tools, 3 kg detergent, toilet cleaning liquid, toilet brush).
Today, she lives happily with her aged in-law and her children in most hygienic atmosphere in a dignified manner. She thanks you and GiveIndia for the kind help extended to her even without knowing her personally.
|What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?||100|
|What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date||54|
|Village/City/State where project is located||Sindhanur Block of Raichur District|
|Total Budget for the project for FY18-19||55000|
|Total Expenses for the project YTD||29700|
23 May, 2019
Sindhanur Rehabilitation Project is located in Raichur District, where 25000 Bengali rehabilitants have been residing since 1970. These are poor households but have access to indoor toilets with the efforts of www.jankalyana.org. However, they were not able to maintain hygienic condition due to reasons including lack of awarenes, cultural barriers, financial constraints etc. When our team tried to teach them the importance of clean toilets and why they should maintain it that way, the community was hesitant. They believed that it is the work of a scavenger. Finally, the team demonstrated the same with the cleaning tools. They also educated them that it is our own responsibility to keep the toilet clean and usable. Janakalyan, with your kind support, provided them with an hygiene kit. Through subscription model, we have supported, 21 families so far (April-Dec 2018). We have 100 deserving families who need the support under this intervention. We shall be grateful if you could kindly support these families in the coming quarters.
Story from the field
Smt Tulu Biswas w/o Nirapada Biswas (63 years) is a resident of R H Colony No.4. She is a single mother. Her children migrated for work. She has nobody to take care of her at home. Her house is surrounded by agricultural land. It was extremely difficult for her to attend the natural calls, be it day time or the night. She had to walk for more than 2 kms. Janakalyan supported the construction of a toilet through Swacch Bharat Abhiyan and Gram Panchayat. Then we also provided with a Hygiene kit. She is now happy as she has a clean toilet at home and we thank the donors for the kind support.
|What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date||21|
|Village/City/State where project is located||Sindhanur taluk of Raichur District in Karnataka|
|Total Budget for the project for FY18-19||44000|
|Total Expenses for the project YTD||11550|