Access to sanitation during the COVID-19 pandemic

From where we work in India, Jeyalakshmi shares how thankful she is to have taken a small, affordable loan to give her family a toilet at home. In a country where 541 million people lack access to sanitation, shared community facilities or open fields are the main places for relieving oneself. Under government lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jeyalakshmi explains that she is especially thankful to have a toilet at home now where her family can remain safe and healthy.

Read more here about how access to safe water and sanitation help prevent the spread of diseases and create health and hope for tomorrow.