Total loan: $375


Tiruchirappalli, TN, India / Housing

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

Tamilarasi's story

The sanitation crisis in India is a result of poor infrastructure and lack of education. Tamilarasi, who lives in Tiruchirapalli district, in the state of Tamil Nadu has understood the importance of having a toilet at home, but does not have the means to build one. Without access to a toilet, Tamilarasi and her family walk long distances to relieve themselves in the false privacy of dense bushes or isolated fields. This puts them at risk of infection, molestation or attack, and even insect or animal bites.

Access to a toilet will mean privacy and peace of mind for Tamilarasi and family. It will also mean they no longer need to walk long distances, especially when they are sick. So she is seeking a loan of INR. 24,000 from Guardian (one of Milaap's field partner) to build a toilet at home. Your loan will help this hard working rural Indian family access basic sanitation, and consequently, safety, improved health, medical savings, and improved productivity.