Cleanliness is next to Godliness.

Posted: November 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

Imagine, your mother, wife or any female member of your family going out to defecate in the open. The thought itself is sad. But, you do not have any other option, do you? If you’re a very poor villager lacking basic amenities, you cannot help that. There is not only one. According to statistics, India, even in the 21st century, where Mars Orbiter is launched from Indian Space centre, still has 597 million people defecating in the open. Obviously due to the lack of sanitation facilities in the remote places as well. Even today, we see people in top tier cities defecating in the open as well. Here in this case,we just see the lack of knowledge for people. But that is not the case in rural areas.

They say 75% of the country thrives on rural areas. But, most of the people in rural areas are poor.They cannot even afford to have food twice a day, keeping aside other amenities.For them,it is difficult to, even find a shelter. But I’m very happy that a famous sanitation brand like Domex has taken the initiative to clean and educate the people living in the rural areas of Orissa and Maharashtra by installing 24000 toilets by the next year. People in the rural areas defecate in the open because they do not have any other option. Sanitation facilities are not available there. So, I believe, Domex is doing a very good work for the Rural areas and even you can donate them. For more details check the line below!

You can bring about the change in the lives of millions of kids, thereby showing your support for the Domex Initiative. All you need to do is “click” on the “Contribute Tab” on http://www.domex.in and Domex will contribute Rs.5 on your behalf to eradicate open defecation, thereby helping kids like Babli live a dignified life.

People need to be taught that,defecating in the open,leads to serious health issues and, could lead to Diarrhea, Typhoid,Cholera and other diseases. It could also help intestinal worm infections to grow as well.And, due to which, if kids play around the faeces or near the open defecation ground, there are high chances where they can get such infections and it might also result in an epidemic where it might culminate into a deadly killer. So to avoid that, we must not only teach the people about the various impacts on health if we defecate in the open but also, the fear of epidemic as well. And also, as people cannot afford even food at villages, we must build free community toilets for the safe sanitation of people. Also there have been cases where women are being sexually assaulted in rural areas because they’ve been defecating in the open or searching places for defecation. So, it also raises an issue for the lack of safety for women as well. Let alone men, women have a dignity of their own. They just cannot go out and defecate in the open. But women in rural areas are bound to. Because of such reasons, community toilets must be build for the safety of health.

This post is a part of the Domex Toilet for Babli Campaign.

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