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Project Raahat

With a lack of usable public toilet facilities in the slums of Delhi, residents had no choice but to use the streets as a toilet, resulting in serious health issues. The Enactus team at Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies took on this basic human need by first conducting a needs assessment, which showed them not only was a lack of facilities an issue but residents were not aware of the health issues caused by poor sanitation. The team partnered with a government agency who agreed to provide pre-built toilet complexes, which could be managed by entrepreneurs responsible for the upkeep and operations. They also launched a comprehensive education campaign that taught residents the importance of sound sanitary practices. Since the launch of the project, the team has provided 11,000 people with access to safe sanitation, and eight entrepreneurs now have a monthly income of Rs. 9,500.