Changing Lives Through Masonry

Kathirvel is 65 years old and a retired mason. Although he is retired, he now uses his expertise in masonry to work constructing toilets for families who have taken out loans through Water.org's WaterCredit program. He has built 200 toilets in the last year. He is training other masons to construct toilets as he sees the many benefits of having a sanitary place to go within the home. It takes Kathirvel two days to construct a toilet and he has no plans for stopping, he is tireless and inspiring!

Capital city: New Delhi
Population of 1.2 billion
103.8 million lack safe water
802 million have no sanitation services
Infant mortality rate of 4.3%
29.8% live in poverty

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