This is the story of Sattu, a resident of a small gram panchayat, Noorpur Lubana of Kapurthala district, Punjab, who was able to substantially improve his livelihood thanks to the support of MSK and FINISH Society. When the Mohalla Committee started a proper waste management system in his village, Sattu was taught about the scientific
Santwana Sneha: “We need to understand what drives investment in safely managed WASH to design better programmes”
What are the barriers in accessing safely managed water, sanitation and hygiene services in challenging circumstances? This question was at the heart of Santwana Sneha's recent research project. Her immersive study in 8 villages of two Indian states, Maharashtra and Bihar, looked at how integrated interventions can be more inclusive and resilient, how we can
Mr Rajkumar Sampath, Advisor FINISH Mondial, talks with veteran journalist, Chander Mahadev, about his experience in a project under the US AID Securing Water For Food Grand Challenge initiative, which aimed to recycle black and grey water and use the treated faecal sludge as agricultural input, benefitting close to 2000 vegetable growing farmers. The project was
Women leading the sanitation revolution in Maharashtra Story by FINISH Mondial GESI Working Group Jayshree Yona Valvi, is 25 years old and a mother of two. She has lived all her life till now without a toilet in Wadjhakan Gram Panchayat, around 20 kms from Nandurbar city. Open defecation is an age-old practice that is
Progress despite another unpredictable year Context Looking back on the close of the 2nd official year of the ambitious 5-year FINISH Mondial programme, we are celebrating the resilience of our teams. While life slowly started getting ‘back to normal’ for some of our teams based in Europe, our in-country programme teams (Bangladesh, Ethiopia,
Enhancing livelihoods and conserving the earth through the circular sanitation economy Can the circular sanitation economy help communities build livelihood resilience? Mitigate the impacts of climate change on the environment and livelihoods? Bring life back to depleted soils? The session showcased successes, challenges and future ambitions to create opportunities for the private sector,
Can a business approach link sanitation and curative health care? More than 50% of health ailments (in developing countries) arise due to poor sanitation. Out-of-pocket costs for health care can comprise upwards of 60% of total household expenditures for the uninsured. The bottom-line: It is expensive to be uninsured. Linking sanitation and health
Let’s get WASHed up! FINISH Society featured in ‘Soch for Swachh’ publication The Good Sight is a monthly e-publication on the development sector. Every month, it brings stories of change from across the length and breadth of India. Its latest issue ‘Soch for Swachh’ draws upon water, sanitation & hygiene (WASH) leaders from across the globe.
Since its inception, the FINISH programme has aimed to be an inclusive and sustainable approach to sanitation and health.
FINISH Society & UNOPS/WSSCC join forces to improve the sanitation sector in India United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) on behalf of the Water Supply Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and FINISH Society (India) has entered into a collaborative partnership with the aim to create synergy and maximize the impact of mutual resources