In south Asian region over 75 percent of the people live in rural areas, those have little access to safe potable water systems. Until, recently, people depended more on surface water which was exposed to microbial contamination resulting in water related disease like gastroenteritis, typhoid, dysentery, cholera, infectious hepatitis, infant diarrhoeas, and skin diseases and so on.
This is the story of consistent and persistent efforts and strategic envisioning of a women group that lead from grim situation of water and sanitation to pride and livelihood opportunities to the poor tribal villagers in one of the remote district of central India.
WSSCC takes a hard look at hygiene and sanitation promotional or "software" activities. This presentation clearly describes how activities such as policy development, training, monitoring and evaluation, and social interventions empower individuals and communities, enable a change in behaviour and create demand for services.