Rooftop Rainwater Harvesting Structures
SRDF educates families on the benefits of rainwater harvesting and provides technical support to help with installation. Whilst families invest in the structure, SRDF provides subsidies wherever possible.
Drinking Water Distribution System
Working in collaboration with the Government,SRDF helps mobilise people to work together, and distribute water equitably throughout communities via pipes and taps. The aim is to promote village institutions that will take care of the operation and maintenance of distribution system in years to come.
Drinking Water Sources
We strengthen community led total sanitation by mobilising and training villagers to adopt personal and environmental sanitation practices - liaising with the government along the way.
Water, sanitation and hygiene have crucial impacts on health. According to WHO, improving water, sanitation and hygiene has a potential to prevent 9.1% of the global disease burden and 6.3% of global deaths. While there has been an increased focus on construction of toilets, in the absence of proper education and mechanisms to maintain the facility, the usage rate is still very low.
Creation of ODF Villages
We promote the construction and use of toilets — for every household and at a village level. Our aim is the achieve 100% toilet coverage and ODF status for the communities in which we work. We work towards developing ownership of communities for achieving ODF by adopting the principles of Community led Total Sanitation. In 2020 and '21, we aim to support construction of 100 and 5000 new toilets, respectively - which will help close the sanitation gap in core villages.
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
Clean water, basic toilets and good hygiene practices are essential for the survival and development of children. We ensure children have access to safe water, ensure access and use of toilets, and promote good hygiene practices especially hand washing with soap.
Personal & Environmental Hygiene
Sensitisation towards personal hygiene and environmental hygiene through various means of health awareness. Awareness at school level helps to improve the sanitation and behaviour change.
Village Health & Sanitation Committees
Committees are formed at village level, which are empowered to take care of the sanitation and health issues at village level.SRDF provides technical support, strengthening these structures for change in community, which last for longer time.