Across the tracks: Steps towards Clean India

 

As the Clean India campaign gets underway, with its ambitious target of a toilet for every household by 2019, WaterAid explores how something as simple as a toilet can help transform lives by following the story of one ambitious mother in Uttar Pradesh.

Radha Verma, determined to protect her daughter after she narrowly escapes a physical attack, builds one of the first toilets in Rakhi Mandi slum, home to 3,500 people. Radha’s story shows that change is possible, even in a challenging urban environment, and that ultimately everyone, everywhere needs a safe place to go to the toilet.

With support from WaterAid’s local partner, Sharmik Bharti, and the HSBC Water Programme.

To find out more about the project and sanitation in India explore our multimedia story: http://cleanindia.wateraid.org

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