The income earned by a family in a typical Indian village through GOVT works or agriculture is sufficient for the family needs and also helps to give proper education to their kids (up to secondary education) but most of their income is spent for health facilities. They are easily prone many contagious diseases like malaria, typhoid, TB etc. The treatment for these diseases is eating away their savings and sometimes throwing them into debts. Most of these diseases are spreading due to unhygienic surroundings. They don’t have proper drainage system and sanitation facilities. Even GOVT of India putting many efforts to improve the sanitation facilities is rural areas by introducing various projects still many rural people are going for open defecation. There are many reasons for their behaviour like no proper facilities, reluctant to change from open defecation to bathrooms. Even the children who are taught to use bathrooms follow their parent resulting in zero benefit from education programs in schools on sanitation.
The poor health is preventing people from utilising education and employment programs. Green Connexion works to change the community habits by creating WASH (water sanitation and hygiene) awareness. We develop and share locally relevant content or solutions that encourage healthy and hygienic living.
With increasing awareness about the need for sanitation, many schools in rural India have toilets. However, these facilities are not used because of a lack of knowledge about how to use them, no running water and electricity facilities. Green Connexion provides practical training to children on how to use toilets. We also work with school administrations to help them understand the need for sustained water and electricity supply to encourage the use of the sanitation facilities they provide.
We partner with Gol for Swatch Bharat to improve health & hygiene in India.
Another major issue in villages is scarcity of drinking water. Other than sanitation lack of pure drinking water is another reason for frequent diseases in rural areas. We also help the rural people to have proper drinking water by installing motor pumps, getting grants from local government bodies.