Currently, 2.5B people lack access to improved sanitation, and daily 2200 children die from diarrheal disease. One fourth of Indian school-age girls drop out during puberty due to lack of sanitation options during menses.
Empowering women & girls to lead in solving the sanitation crisis will improve lives, livelihoods, health, safety, and dignity. Their leadership will transform the sanitation value chain from user interface, to collection, to treatment and reuse of fecal sludge.
The next phase of our program will emphasize the unique role that women & girls can play in addressing the global sanitation crisis. A problem that disproportionately impacts women and girls should be addressed from the perspective of women and girls. This video looks at the problem and solution from the perspective of a 12-year old girl name Lakshmi, living in India.