Rural India is in dire need of Infrastructure

India’s large population lives in rural areas but is increasingly migrating to cities. Lack of sanitation forces women, children, adults and elders to go in the open.
As a result there are diseases, infringement of privacy, loss of dignity, and fear.
We build our unique model of toilets for children both boys and girls and for individual homes in these villages. Equipped with its own water tank, wash area and designed for use our toilets are a godsend for them. We also build low cost infrastructure such as cattle sheds and housing.

Here is how we are transforming sanitation in rural India.

Low Cost Housing

Low Cost Sanitation

Cattle Shed Project

For generations people in the villages used to go out into the open, the concept of a toilet was associated with complex issues. The general feeling was that it was cleaner in the open.
Open defection in India reached unprecedented numbers, a crisis of human waste affecting health, causing pollution, violence against women, loss of dignity and related economic losses.
We have been offering safe, secure and clean sanitation solutions to individual house holds as well as schools for both boys and girls.
Additionally we have also been building low cost infrastructure such as houses, kilns, cattle sheds and so on.

Low Cost Sanitation

India is working towards an Open Defecation Free(ODF) status. Since
the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was launched toilets have been built all
across the country.

Over the years, we fine tuned and designed a unique model for
individual houses. It has its own water tank, wash area, taps, tiles,
ventilation and secure door. These distinct features encourage safe
and hygienic sanitation practices. Our beneficiaries are happy with
this model.

We have built special sanitation blocks school children, separate
for boys and girls.

Our work in sanitation is aligned with India’s goals.

Low Cost Housing

Out migration leaves villages empty. Entire communities in rural
Gujarat and rural Maharashtra are left with only the elderly and
children.

Our aim is to rebuild and restore villages so that youth and adults
find it worth while to stay back.

Providing even the most basic of infrastructure makes a huge
difference. We build low cost houses for those who otherwise live
in a frail, rudimentary shelter.

Lives of communities as a whole improve significantly.

Cattle Shed Project

Cattle and animal husbandry is central to life in the village. Although agriculture takes precedence overall, it is largely dependent on the weather. Climate change increases the unpredictability of agricultural outputs. Often farmers suffer huge losses.

In such a scenario, animal husbandry provides a comparative stable
source of income and nutrition.

We build proper sheds for animals so that this valuable resource is
protected for a sufficient number of income generating years.

Livelihood Opportunities

Vermi-composting

Vermi-compost is an organic fertilizer that protects the produce and increases fertility of the soil.
Our SHG groups are trained in creating vermi-compost – which will be used by them and also provided to farmers at a reasonable cost earning them an income.

Learning Aids for Schools

BaLA in School &Anganwa

BaLA (Building as Learning Aid) has been implemented in the Primary School, Madap, Raigad, Maharashtra, India.
The villagewas chosen because it is isolated with limited infrastructure inhabited by poor and tribal people.
The idea was to motivate the children towards education and provide better learning prospectives.
The principal, the teachers and the school children were pleased with the work and support received through this project.

Farmers Support Program

Knowledge & Technology

Project for Irrigation & Weed Management Training for total of 72 mustard seed growing Farmers under the Farmers Support Program at village Budhanpur Tal. Tharad, Dist. Banaskantha, Gujarat, India.
The farmers learnt proper Irrigation &Weed (both Mechanical & Chemical) Management and were advised to use chemicals wisely & in minimum quantity to avoid the soil, water contamination &work towards oganic farming practices, using Integrated Pest & Nutrient Management (IPM & INM)
All the farmers responded well in this program & were happy to participate.

Micro-Enterprises

Entrepreneurs & Businesses

Radhe SHG comprises of 10 women with skills in producing handmade food / products on a small scale. They are trained in marketing and helped to package the products for sale at exhibitions. This enables them to earn income and become independent and valuable members of their families and village communities.
Radhe SHG is financially supported through an initial loan from Bank of India and a Government scheme facilitated by Anarde Foundation.

Bank Linkages

Loans & Micro-credit

A meeting of 20 Self Help Groups (SHGs) receiving loans amounting to INR 23.21 lacs.
Loan sanction letter distribution by Mr. Joshi DRDA Bhuj & Mr A.G.Desai TDO, in Anjar, Gujarat, India.
Financial inclusion is an enabler. Learning about finance, becoming credit worthy, receiving a loan to start a micro-enterprise, earning money and then starting savings in a Bank are all steps towards a secure and sustainable future. The chance to improve and better lives.
One of our most impactful verticals under Holistic Rural Development.

Formation of New SHGs

Self Help Groups

Meeting of 5 Self Help Groups (SHGs) groups of the village Sangad called Sakhi mandal organised at Kandla, Gujarat.
A proven method to organising groups of women is through forming SHGs. Collectively women are able to attend training, learn about finance and business, start small businesses and earn an income.
SHGs are foundation blocks upon which women empowerment is built.

Vocational Training

Youth

We organised vocational training for youth in rooftop solar panel installation, maintenance and monitoring.
Solar is a renewable energy source and upcoming field.
The program was held in association with RTI Gandhinagar at Anjar ITI Gujarat. Our youth will be assured of jobs in this field.

Finance, Marketing & Handicrafts

Women

Training program over six days for our SHG group women on hand crafting artificial jewelry.....they learn to make bangles, mangalsutras, necklaces and sets.
Usually the training lasts for 12 days but this is a shorter version.
Later we will help them set up stalls and earn an income from the sale of their handmade jewelry.

Farmers

Agriculture & Horticulture

We organized an all round training and demonstration program for our farmers in Village Shinai, Kandla, Gujarat, INDIA. An exposure visit, the idea was to share knowledge and demonstrate various best practices, techniques and technologies to improve farming. Activity based training included vision to MotaBhadiya where they saw recharge of bore well, demonstration of SRI in wheat, gabion structure and more.
Helped the farmers understand aquifers, village JalSuraksha Planning and Management, including water meter and water sources. Our Anarde team was delighted with the response to this program for farmers which was appreciated by all the participants.

Shed for Animals

Cattle Shed

Domestic animals and animal husbandry is a crucial part of livelihood options in rural India. We help build cattle sheds and animal shelters adjacent to the houses in villages.
Ensuring the animals aresafe and remain healthy thereby contributing to the family’s need for produce and additional income.

Low Cost Sanitation

Individual Toilets

Anarde Foundation has developed a unique model for Individual Household Toilets. This model is equipped with a dedicated tank with water and a washing area to encourage clean sanitation. Other features include tiles, taps, door and ventilation.
We partnered with individual and corporate donors under CSR to build these toilets. Impact assessment shows improved health and living standards in these projects.

Low Cost Sanitation

School Blocks

School sanitation project from SUZUKI Motor Gujarat Private Limited, Gujarat Anarde have planned to construct 7 sanitation units at Mehsana district at Gujarat.
Out of these 7 school sanitation units 2 school units were taken up for construction at in Finchadi and Hansalpur school.
Advantages of such sanitation blocks ensure children do not fall sick, attend school and costs from illness are saved.

Low Cost Housing

Houses for Villagers

As an implementing agency for housing, we have facilitated the construction of a large number of low-cost houses in various parts of the country.
As a mediator, we have made available loans / subsidies to beneficiaries from various funding agencies like NABARD, Bank of Baroda, SIDBI, and Habitat for Humanity and Govt. of India’s schemes.
Our specially designed low cost houses provide rural poor with a pucca and proper housing meeting one of the most important and basic needs - a secure shelter.
Most of our rural communities do not have a proper house. Building a pucca house for them ensures a shelter against all outside elements and keeps them safe and secure.

Water Conservation

Check Dams

On 14th October 2019 we constructed 5 Vanrai bunds along with the farmers at Plotpada, Village Medhe, Tal Vasai Palghar, Maharastra.
We tried understand and analyse the problems faced by the residents and invited them to join hands with us.
We filled cement bags with sand and deposited them on the banks of the streams in the village. At some points we restructured loose boulders to ensure they stop the flow and hold water.
The ‘Vanrai Bunds’ will be useful for agriculture, animal husbandry as well as increase percolation of water into the ground so as to keep the level of water in the village wells at a substantial level.

Water Conservation

Pond Deepening

265 famers from Dhudiya Agariya village and 35 farmers from the neighbouring hamlet, Samuhkheti have benefited from pond deepening.
Additionally, 95 farmers from nearby village of Jhapodar also benefited.
The water level of bore wells and drinking water sources have increased, since this year 2019, the rainfall was good.
In the photos 2 farmer beneficiaries: Mr Manubhai Bhikhabhai Chavda and Madhabhai Manglabhai Solera shared the above findings.
Mr Manubhai Bhikhabhai in the photo indicating the excess water that goes into the Dhatarvadi Dam.

Water Conservation

Tree Plantation

Tree plantation with IOCL at Varna village
250 trees planted and 400 plants distributed to the community for individual plantation.
One of the most well received initiatives since everyone understands the value of trees and are happy to have them in their surroundings.

Water Conservation

Sprinkler System

We have installed sprinkler systems for farmers in Dalwana village in Gujarat. Sprinklers ensure water distribution across wide area with efficiency and minimal loss.
Farmers are happy to save water, time and costs.

Water Conservation

Drip Irrigation

Drip irrigation for farmers in Vav village in Gujarat has successfully saved water while allowing farmers to grow crops with good quality produce.
Farmers have been cultivating crops including sugarcane, chilli, giloda, turmeric and suran.This project was implemented in partnership with GGRC.

Clean Drinking Water

Our 1st individual 6000 LPD UF Plant

Our 1st individual 6000 LPD Ultra Filtration Plant for Clean Drinking Water inaugurated in Anjar Kutch Gujarat.
Located at Shree Ganesh Indian Oil Petrol Pump, Nani Chirai, National Highway 8A.We received tremendous positive response from all the villagers.

Clean Drinking Water

CDW Plant for Rural Communities

We set up a CDW plat at Haripar, Gujarat in August 2019.
Previously the village had low access to potable water. Now with the CDW plant all the villagers are happy to finally have clean drinking water for their needs.

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