Toilets for 150 Homes





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Project Description

Region: Asia

Country: India

Location: Pune

Total Budget: $35,750

Area of Focus: Water and sanitation




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 & sandeshsavant@rediffmail.com

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).

We encourage Rotarians and other Rotary clubs to partner, contribute and participate in this Global Grant project. I have more information regarding this project so please contact me for further information.

Thank you.

Krishna Murthy kmurthy5@comcast.net

Grant Committee Member 970 691 3610

Fort Collins Breakfast Club Date: Sep 25, 2016

Primary Host Partner

District: 3131

Rotary Club of: Pune Sports City

Primary Contact: Sandesh Savant

Email: sandeshsavant@rediffmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5440

Rotary Club of: Fort Collins-Breakfast

Primary Contact: Krishna Murthy

Email: kmurthy5@comcast.net

Project Status

Your project is "Fully Pledged". This means the amount of the pledges is equal to the total budget of the project. Now the project needs to be finalized and go through the approval process with The Rotary Foundation. This process gets started on the administration page.

Project listed for the 2016-17 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Pune Sports City (3131)





Fort Collins-Breakfast (5440)





Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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History Log Entries


by Krishna Murthy

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Krishna Murthy


Please add this project, as discussed


by Krishna Murthy

System Entry: Pledge of $5,000 with $5,000 DDF by Krishna Murthy of the Rotary Club of Fort Collins-Breakfast, District 5440.


by Krishna Murthy

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".


by Krishna Murthy

Financing edited accordingly


by Joe Schon

We have approved the D.5440 match for this Project.


by Krishna Murthy

There is a minor changes in finances and total budget is same .This project will be completed in next Rotary year 2017-18

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