Unfortunately, a significant population of India practices open defecation. One in ten deaths in Indian villages is linked to poor sanitation and hygiene. The rate of girl pupils dropping out from schools due to lack of sanitation, is very high in rural areas.
To improve these circumstances, ANaRDe has initiated services to construct sanitation units (toilets) in rural India. For this mission, ANaRDe has partnered with individual and corporate donors such as CSR funds contributors. Impact assessment shows a better health status and improvement in lifestyle in the project areas supported by ANaRDe.