Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups

by Urban Health Resource Centre
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Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Self-reliance & resilience in slum women's groups
Jun 6, 2016

Families Build Toilets In Slum Houses For Dignity

Families Build Toilets In Slum Houses For Dignity
Families Build Toilets In Slum Houses For Dignity

This is the story of transformation from being forced to live in indignity to incrementally building soak-pit toilets in slum houses that has been unfolding over the past several years across 415,000 urban deprived population n Indore and Agra.

Earlier very few slum houses had toilets. Gradually UHRC’s social facilitators motivated formation of women’s groups, also encouraging them towards building toilets in houses through hygiene sessions which explained how feco-oral transmission of infection takes place.

UHRC gradually motivated slum women’s groups to develop and mange slum-level social needs funds which offered loan to members for health needs including constructing low-cost soak-pit latrines in houses. 

With sustained efforts of several years approximately 50 per cent families among the 415,000 population have constructed toilets. Girls, women and men use toilets and do not face the indignity of needing to urinate and defecate in the shrinking open space. Infections are also far few as is observed with reducing illness, notably diarhhoea.

Your solidarity and support is very important for over 415,000 slum, urban vulnerable population where 1700 slum women's, children-youth groups endeavour towards improving overall well-being and lives of their communities. 

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  • Great work. It is great to see underprivileged people gain the confidence to improve their lives.
    • 5 years ago
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  • Siddharth
    Siddharth Your encouraging words are like tonic for the UHRC team to continue these efforts. Thank you.
    • 4 years ago
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  • Kuntal
    Kuntal I have observed this project first hand and seen the glimmer in the eyes of slum women and their families. UHRC is making a definite change in their ability of overcome obstacles.
    • 5 years ago
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  • Kanupriya
    Kanupriya I was really fortunate to have observed UHRC's impact on the lives of women and children first hand who were able to nurture their foundational abilities and self-confidence. The activities which UHRC undertake (nutritional sessions, promoting boy and girl children to play together, group songs of women) are organic... Read more »
    • 4 years ago
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  • Siddharth
    Siddharth Your motivating comment gives UHRC team more calories to continue these efforts. Thank you.
    • 4 years ago
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Urban Health Resource Centre

Location: New Delhi - India
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Siddharth Agarwal
Indore, Madhya Pradesh India
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