GLOBAL GRANT PROPOSAL
TOILET FOR 150 HOMES IN VILLAGE RIHE NEAR PUNE
This is a large scale community health and sanitation project with focus on preventing open defecation and spread of diseases in a village outside Pune City by providing 150 single toilet blocks. This project partially covers 3 focus areas for Global Grants - Disease Prevention, Sanitation and Health.
The aim of this project is to provide individual toilets at homes of the needy in RIHE village, 35 km west of Pune. This project provides 150 toilet facilities benefitting 150 households and their families (over 900 persons). Providing these permanent toilet facilities will enable this project to be sustained since individual families will be trained to use, clean & maintain their own toilets.
The actual beneficiaries will sign a MOU with Rotary to ensure that they need and will use the toilets provided and will be involved in the construction of the toilet block with all material, design & construction expertise provided by Rotary and the selected vendor teams. Toilet water storage tanks will be provided in advance by the beneficiaries and village council. The actual location too will be provided by the beneficiaries and the village council. Sustenance of the toilets is enhanced by getting the beneficiaries fully involved. The plan is to seek all government support for this project under various schemes, wherever possible. This project will hence be used to initiate and accelerate existing government support and schemes. The project execution will be managed by Rotary with the vendor team & beneficiary families involved. The Rotary Clubs and local village council will conduct awareness/educational workshops for the recipients regularly to ensure actual and proper usage, cleaning and maintenance of the toilets provided. Projected life of toilet blocks is 15-20 years.
Each toilet block will cost Rs 16,000 to construct including the soak pits
150 toilets will cost Rs 24,00,000
Awareness Programs to promote usage, cleaning and maintenance of Toilets for the beneficiaries: Rs 31,000
Total Costs: Rs 24,31,000 ie $35,750 @ Rs 68 = $1.00)
Contributors Contribution TRF Matching
International District (DDF) $ 5000 $ 5000
International Partner Clubs $ 5000 $ 2500
Host District 3131 (DDF) $ 5000 $ 5000
Host Clubs (Sports City et al) $ 5500 $ 2750
Total $ 20500 $ 15250
Grand Total $ 35750 (Rs 24,31,000)
The benefits of this project are multifold. First is improvement of health and hygiene of the beneficiaries, followed by disease prevention, pollution abatement and enhancement of personal safety and dignity. This project will improve quality of life for everyone (150 families, 900 members) for years to come.
In order to ensure getting the DDF (RID 3131), multiple host clubs may be involved including smaller rural clubs, all providing financial and support inputs. The same may apply to the international partners. But the lead will be taken by one club each at local and international levels. Also if the selected village is not able to provide 150 voluntary beneficiaries, other nearby villages may be selected to utilize the total number of toilets. Since it is critical to get the beneficiaries and village council fully involved in the project, other nearby villages may be selected if cooperation is not forthcoming from the selected village.
LOCAL CLUB: Rotary Club of Pune Sports City & RID 3131, India
For further details, contact: Rtn Sandesh Savant, 91 98220 91102 & firstname.lastname@example.org
I met Rtn. Sandesh Savant at RI convention at Sao Paulo in 2015 and their club is actively involved in many grants projects over the years. Sandesh has worked as a Chemical Engineer in Houston for many years and now settled in Pune, India (near Mumbai).
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