- Project details
According to the World Bank, 60% of the population in India lacks access to improved sanitation facilities.
ARCHIVE Global believes that health should not be negatively impacted by the state of housing. Working alongside our partners in Delhi, 55 families will receive sanitation facilities that are attractive, functional, and low-cost, consisting of a bio-digestor system and an enclosure designed with both aesthetics and functionality in mind. The project includes training for each household on the relationship between housing and health, as well as on maintenance of sanitation facilities, and health and hygiene practices.
WITH YOUR HELP
Make a donation today and directly support:
1. Training for 55 families on safe sanitation practices and health & hygiene.
2. Funding for 5 additional families to receive this life-changing facility and training.
3. ARCHIVE’s operations as we work diligently to increase the reach of our mission globally.
Beyond improving dignity and quality of life through sanitation upgrades, the purpose of this project is to target sanitation improvements that will directly contribute to lowering rates of infection and disease, improving human capital development, positively impacting school attendance, and in the long-term, enabling better economic opportunity to a whole community entrenched in persistent cyclic poverty.
According to the World Bank, 60% of the population in India lacks access to improved sanitation facilities. That means, approximately 626 million people are without toilets and practice open defecation.2 Globally, the lack of toilets remains one of the leading causes of illness and death among children. Poor sanitation, lack of access to clean water, and inadequate personal hygiene are responsible for an estimated 88% of cases of childhood diarrhea in India.2 Furthermore, diarrhea is the third leading cause of childhood mortality, responsible for 13% of all deaths per year in children under 5.2
Providing improved sanitation, which effectively keeps human waste separate from human contact and water sources, greatly reduces the risk of contracting diarrheal and other water and sanitation-related diseases. According to the WHO, providing households with improved sanitation infrastructure can reduce diarrhea rates by nearly 38%. Expanding sanitation system coverage has consistently been shown to yield significant economic and social benefits such as fewer missed days of school for children or work for adults.
ARCHIVE stands for: Architecture for Health in Vulnerable Environments. ARCHIVE Global believes that health should not be negatively impacted by the state of housing. Operating in the spaces of development, health, and architecture, we prioritize housing design as a key strategy in combating disease around the world.
ABOUT OUR PARTNERS
3x3 Design is a New York and New Delhi-based social innovation consultancy that works at the intersection of urban planning, design, and technology. 3x3 creates smarter programs and services for more livable cities and uses practical knowledge of today’s complex urban systems, collaborative and tireless engagement, and insights gleaned from context-based research to help clients launch lean, resource-efficient projects that create social value. 3x3’s human-centered process helps organizations focus on their audiences’ needs to build successful and scalable solutions. The team has applied design research to improve urban planning programs, services and policies for organizations ranging from the World Bank, UN-Habitat, UNICEF, the City of Chicago, and the City of New York (www.3x3.co).
Greha is a New Delhi-based not-for-profit organization with a focus on growth of knowledge in the field of environmental development, habitat design and architecture, managed by environmental design and planning experts. Since its inception in 1974, Greha has concentrated on the growth of knowledge in the field of environmental development, habitat design and architecture. The thrust of Greha's efforts have been towards addressing issues of the majority of the population; the focus was the marginalised people in rural and urban settlements; the vehicle was developing knowledge and methodologies concerning settlement systems more suited to our history and cultural context (www.greha.org).
1. World Bank, 2015
2. Lakshminarayanan and Jayalakshmy, 2015