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Sanitation

In Sub-Himalayan region of West Bengal’s Alipurduar district

In Sub-Himalayan region of West Bengal’s Alipurduar district

In Sub-Himalayan region of West Bengal’s Alipurduar district, women are the major workforce comprising tea garden estates; they are the primary labor engaged in the process of cultivation and harvesting. While there is huge focus on production, women who toil the whole day, their menstrual hygiene and sanitation take a backseat on most cases.

Lack of menstrual health awareness and sanitation implies that women are more susceptible to infections and allergies.

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Toilet Making

Toilet Making

Toilet Making in School (Odisha) We talk about toilets. What does it mean for a kid going to school? Students and teachers of a School in Odisha got a gift from their village mason, who built a toilet for them with material support from Goonj.

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Drain Cleaning

Drain Cleaning

Goonj’s work on neglected issues is often about sanitation as rural communities self-identify that as a priority issue.. People from Agunkumari, Jharbardoba, Jiabandhi, Pachadahara villages in Bankura (West Bengal) weren’t perturbed by the unpleasant job of cleaning their sewage drain. It took hard labour to remove plastic wraps and other filthy contaminations from their village drains.

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Bathroom Making

Bathroom Making

Tribal women who made a bathroom for themselves. One of the participants happily shared, "It’s really nice to know that now we won’t have to take a bath in the open.”

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