Project 2 - To provide toilets

A Water Aid report estimated that only 15% of villagers in India have access to a toilet.

In 2001 the Village Elders recognized this as one of their priority needs and so this became the most important element of the work.

Without toilets the villagers used a small area fenced off from view by a thatched screen or had to find a quiet spot in a nearby field.

The toilets are of breeze block construction, Indian style (hole in the ground); the waste material is piped away to a pit constructed of 3 foot diameter concrete rings that form the cess pit.  It is estimated that these will have to be emptied every 4-5 years (at an estimated cost of £9-£10 – it is expected that this will be covered by the receipts from Gift Aid refunds). They are constructed to be about 2 foot above ground level to make them safe above the possible flood level of 18 inches.

As time progressed some toilets have been built to include a washing area.


Generally there is one toilet per household but in a few instances where, e.g. brothers are neighbours, there is sharing of the toilet / wash room.

Now 100 toilets have been constructed.  There may be a need for a few more as the few straw houses are re-built in blocks.

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