Did you ever think to thank your toilet? What about the tap in your sink?
These common, everyday items, which we never think to thank, make you one of the world’s elite. Most people in the world live without a toilet, no running water and no concept of what it means to have a safe, sanitary environment.
Poor sanitation is one of India’s most vicious killers. According to UNICEF over 1,000 children in India die every day from diarrheal disease. It is estimated that 638 million people, nearly 50% of India’s population, defecates outside in open sewers or fields. India Partners works in city slums and remote villages where poor sanitation is as much about ignorance as it is about lack of resources.
We bring life-giving change through a variety of long-term solutions:
Education – Our teams and partners provide information about the cycle of disease and how washing, drinking boiled water and proper waste disposal prevents disease and saves lives.
Water Wells – We equip villages with clean water sources that provide easy access to safe drinking water.
Medication – Worms are a common cause of malnutrition and death. De-worming medication, antibiotics and other common yet expensive medications are provided at no cost to those who are too poor to acquire them.
Toilets – Rural villages are taught how to construct pit toilets and educated on the importance of proper waste disposal.
What can you do?
Join a team – If you are a medical professional or someone interested in teaching health education, consider taking your knowledge to India and save lives! Contact us for more information.
Give a Gift of Health – During our Spring Matching Drive, every dollar you give to our Where Most Needed fund will be doubled, up to $5,000.