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Creating Enterprises to Provide Sanitation Solutions in India

huffingtonpost, 21 August 2014


It's easy to get overwhelmed when you think of the sanitation situation in India. We know that at least 620 million people still defecate in the open and do not have access to sanitation services, resulting in serious economic and health consequences, and the deaths of hundreds of thousands of children. An article in The New York Times highlighted sanitation as an underlying cause of malnutrition, impaired cognitive development, and growth stunting -- something sanitation advocates, such as one of my personal heroes, the late Andra Tamburro, have been saying for years.


But there is reason for optimism if you look at the story of three entrepreneurs in Bihar -- Umesh Prasad Nirala, Raghunath Prasad, and Mohan Prasad, and learn about their progress and potential to do much more with some changes to the regulatory and economic environment. Read more....