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Milaap enables you to lend to India's working poor so they can get access to education, clean water, safe lighting and more.
A small loan goes a long way. And comes back to you.
Only when 768,000 deaths a year are caused by lack of sanitation including 395,000 children
375,000 tons of faeces per day are currently being discharged untreated into nature, quite likely into the river from where we get our drinking water
Nearly 600 million Indians are not able to fulfill their basic excretion needs with dignity and privacy; women even fear rape every time they go to relieve themselves
Sanitation dramatically reduces cases of diarrhea, cholera, typhoid and worm infections, preserving human energy and reducing malnutrition and stunted growth. Besides latrines, simple hand-washing stations with appropriate sanitation training can greatly alleviate the world's disease burden, reducing water-related deaths by 45%.
Utilizing human excreta as a resource drives local economic development. Treated urine and faeces are excellent fertilizers that save energy and protect the world's finite reserves of phosphorous, which are being exhausted by artificial fertilizers. Also, Biogas is an excellent source of renewable energy, reducing our CO2 emissions.