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Sahadev Mondal, Village-Gilapukur, a daily rated worker, average monthly income Rs 2000-4000/-. No. of members in the family is 4. This meager amount of income often drains out towards medical expenses.

As it happens they used to go to fields for defecation; with increasing campaigning he came to realize a toilet is a must to ensure good health and thus to reduce medical expenditures.
Mahadev Mondal, Village-Gilapukur, a daily rated worker, average monthly income Rs 2000-4000/-. No. of members in the family is 7.

Out of the 7 members no. of children are 4 and sickness is a very common factor of those children suffering either from cholera or diarrhea or infection. All of these diseases are typically water-borne diseases and the only way to reduce its effect is to provide proper sanitation.
Haridas Biswas. Village-Gilapukur, a daily rated worker, average monthly income Rs 3000-4000/-. No. of members in the family is 5. He works for 100 days scheme but honestly confessed his health doesn’t not permit him to work so much. He has to take rest a day or two in a week.

When he realized that most of the common diseases are caused by water and that to have good health, contamination of water should be prevented-and this is only possible with a proper toilet. He started saving money, took loan from micro-credit society and the money so saved was used for constructing toilet. Plus he gets fund from RIHF for the same cause.
Rafikul Gaji. Village-Tarali, a farmer whose average monthly income is Rs. 3000-4000/-. No. of members in the family is 4. He owns a small land and tries to farm whole of the year. This requires good amount of money but, unfortunately, a major part of his income is spend on medical expenses.

After learning that RIHF is going to build toilet in his area, he immediately applied for the same and became one of the beneficiaries to get a complete toilet.
Shyamal Sarkar, Village-Goalpota, a small time businessman, average monthly income R. 4000-5000/-. No. of members in the family is 5.

His wife frequently got sick out of infection, and other health reasons. She used to go to field for defecation. That is actually the reason for her sickness. Thus, when she and her husband were convinced of the usefulness of having a toilet, they immediately wanted to have one.
Village Sarda of East Midnapur-Toilet for the family of Abdul Hyde is under construction. This family earns from farming and his monthly income is not more than Rs 3500; they lacked even basic sanitation facility and felt  for a permanent toilet.

A family of four they have to go to field but the women of the family protested after rounds of counseling and now they are going to have a toilet.
In the same village Sarda of district East Midnapur :

Sheikh Babul Ali and his wife standing beside the single pit. The family is a large one consisting of 8 members of which 4 are children. Families whose earning members are engaged in farming or are casual workers are deprived of sanitation facility.

One such family are going to be proud owner of  a toilet.
The toilet of Sheikh Ali Hussain is almost done. He is a small time businessman,staying most of the time out of the village. He earns roughly Rs. 5000 /- a month.

A family of 5, they are in need of a toilet as the closest place to defecate is a 10 minutes walk from his house and doesn’t have any privacy.




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