Open defecation should not be mentioned in the 21st century, but over 10 million people in the world still practice open defecation, thereby exposed to different kinds of diseases. Elekuru village has about 45 hamlets with about 5000 population, all without toilets in any form. There is high infant mortality in Elekuru and this has to be arrested. This project will build four public toilets for male, female and children. The spread of airborne diseases will reduce and sanitation will improve.
There is the problem of open defeacation in Elekuru and adjoining villages as well as open disposal of solid wastes. As a result people especially children often fall ill and some even die from diarhea, air borne diseases, malaria and other preventable illnesses. Women and children are mostly affected, as mother often visit the health care centre, losing hours they could have been on their farm. Children also miss school as a result.
This project will provide a safe way of human solid waste disposal to at least 200 families. This project will reduce the number of people involved in open defecation. It will reduce the number of people falling sick as a result of poor sanitation. It will reduce the number of children missing school as a result of illnesses. It will add dignity to the people reducing the shame of open defecation.
It is expected that about 200 people will benefit from this project. It will improve the sanitation and health of the people. Since the people will pay to use the facility., in the next 2 years of use, they should be able to replicate it in other villages. It will improve the well-being of the people. Less people will fall ill, infant mortality will reduce.