Total loan: $300


Trichy city, TN, India / Housing

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A loan helped to build a toilet and access basic sanitation at home.

Malathi's story

Malathi from Trichy City, in rural Tamil Nadu has no toilet at home or in the immediate vicinity. Malathi's family is one of the millions affected by rural India's sanitation crisis. For several years now, she and her family have been making do without a toilet at home. Not only is the practice of open defecation unhygienic, it is also unsafe. Women and girls are compelled to seek out desolate areas, such as fields, for privacy; but this puts them at risk of molestation. There is also the threat of snakes and insect bites.

Access to a toilet will mean privacy and peace of mind for Malathi and family. It will also mean they no longer need to walk long distances, especially when they are sick. So, she seeks a loan of Rs. 20,000 to build a toilet at home. Your loan will help Malathi and her family access this basic need most of us take for granted, and this will go a long way in making Malathi's life safe, healthy, and comfortable.