Women Build Toilets for Empowerment
September 26, 2018 - Nani Borvai, Gujarat, India
AMMACHI Labs leverages skill development to address the problem of sanitation in India. They train women in masonry skills to build their own toilets and, at the same time, teach them about the importance of toilet use, hygiene and sanitation.
Such vocations are traditionally considered male occupations. AMMACHI Labs aims to counter this historic stigma by empowering women, who are then able to complete the sanitation process from start to finish.
Learning this profession brings an alternate source of income to their families, as earnings via agriculture and as day labourers are not always reliable.
For these women in Nani Borvai, Gujarat, the experience has brought a completely new light to the path of their futures.