Thursday
November 16
2017

Can poo power solve India’s toilet problem?

One social enterprise in one of India’s poorest areas is taking on the challenge of building public toilets.

It is using the waste from the toilets to help pay for their upkeep.

More than half a billion people in rural India do not use toilets.

It’s a situation which leads to a host of health and social problems, including children not going to school and women being assaulted or fearing assault when they go to secluded areas to relieve themselves.

Alongside official efforts social entrepreneurs, like the team behind Shri or Sanitation and Health Rights in India, are coming up with some inventive proposals.

Photo courtesy of Ajay Tallam.

Source: BBC (link opens in a new window)

Categories
Entrepreneurship, Environment, Health Care
Tags
India, sanitation, social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, toilets