Total loan: $375


Tiruchirappalli, TN, India / Housing

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A loan helped to provide access to basic sanitation by building a toilet at her home.

Vijaya's story

Vijaya from Tiruchirapalli District, in rural Tamil Nadu, has no toilet at home or in the immediate vicinity. Vijaya's family is one of the millions affected by rural India's sanitation crisis. Since there is no toilet at home, she and her family are often forced to walk long distances, seeking a private spot to defecate. This is unhygienic and unsafe. Apart from the threat of snakes and poisonous insects, there is the risk of infections, molestation, or attacks as well.

Taking matters into their own hands, Vijaya and her family want to build a toilet for themselves. They seek a loan of INR 24,000 from Guardian (one of Milaap's field partners) to cover the cost of raw materials and labor for constructing a toilet at home. Your loan will help this hardworking rural Indian family access basic sanitation, and consequently, safety, improved health, medical savings, and improved productivity.