Habitat NI's partnership with Habitat India is focused on building healthy homes and proper toilets for families, including the most vulnerable.
In India, there is a staggering need for homes and proper sanitation. It is estimated that an additional 18 million homes are required for every family to have a decent place to live.
More than half of the population are forced to go to the toilet in the open, according to the UN. In some slum areas, toilet blocks do exist but they are often dirty, poorly maintained and the door does not lock. These conditions put families at risk of disease and make women and girls vulnerable to attack. There are normally fees to use these facilities which the poorest families cannot afford.
Habitat NI is partnering with Habitat India to build healthy homes and 100 toilets in both rural and urban areas of India.
This project will benefit families like Shabnam Akhtar. A decent home and proper toilet will offer families a hand-up out of poverty to create a healthier, brighter future for their children.
Watch Shabnam's Story of Hope:
"“I kept chasing my dream to have a better house and now the day has arrived when that dream has come. This new home will give us a new sense of identity.”"Shabnam Akhtar, Habitat India Homeowner
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