Water and Sanitation

A staggering 355 million women and girls are still waiting for a toilet in India (WaterAid, 2017). Women from low-income communities face the brunt of this gap as they compromise their safety each day to carry out their daily sanitation routine.



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Improving Community Infrastructure and Public Spaces

Because of the incremental manner of building, low income settlements are characterized by irregular and unplanned built fabric with limited accessibility and an insufficient amount of public open space. Holistic infrastructure upgradation with public spaces such as streets, parks, markets and plazas can play a pivotal role in integrating low income communities to larger city fabric and instilling a sense of ownership and pride among residents.

Water and Sanitation

A staggering 355 million women and girls are still waiting for a toilet in India (WaterAid, 2017). Women from low-income communities face the brunt of this gap as they compromise their safety each day to carry out their daily sanitation routine.



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Water and Sanitation

A staggering 355 million women and girls are still waiting for a toilet in India (WaterAid, 2017). Women from low-income communities face the brunt of this gap as they compromise their safety each day to carry out their daily sanitation routine.



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Water and Sanitation

A staggering 355 million women and girls are still waiting for a toilet in India (WaterAid, 2017). Women from low-income communities face the brunt of this gap as they compromise their safety each day to carry out their daily sanitation routine.



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We work with communities to plan and implement public space improvement and efficient, reliable, and mobility connections that contribute to community development and an improved quality of life. We leverage public and private finances to fund demonstration projects that can be further replicated and scaled.

Community revitalization and public realm improvements

With investments in improved infrastructure and productive public spaces, low income neighbourhoods can be transformed into thriving neighbourhoods. Our community centric interventions in Dhal ni Pol, a low income heritage precinct within the Walled City of Ahmedabad, for example focused on improving the public realm while generating awareness on importance of heritage preservation. The interventions have resulted in a greater sense of pride among the community residents and has generated  livelihoods for women.

In Amalner, we are working with local communities on greening vacant plots of land used as open defecation sites. In addition to becoming functional community spaces, greening helps in increasing groundwater levels, reducing heat island effect, improving food security and enhancing biodiversity.

Advancing safety and walkability in streets and public spaces

We paved pathways, well designed and well-lit streets within and outside informal settlements reducing the proliferation of illicit business and criminal activities to a great extent contributing to greater accessibility and public safety, especially for women.