Disabled, pregnant and no toilet in sight

Viji, a 24-year old polio affected woman lives near Arani town (150 kms from Chennai). Viji cannot walk. She crawls to get anywhere she has to go. Viji is married to Dharani Kumar, who runs a road side food joint.

Six months pregnant now, Viji is struggling without a toilet. She has to crawl a kilometre to reach a covered space and relieve herself. In the night, the mud road is unlit and makes it even more difficult for Viji.

A toilet for dignity and safety

It has become an urgent need for Viji to have a toilet. Without a decent toilet within reach, Viji could end up having a premature delivery or a miscarriage.

Viji lives in a pucca house that has the space to build a toilet. Sukriti estimates that a toilet can be built in 17 days at a cost of Rs. 17120/-. Through its field partner, Sukriti will ensure proper construction of the toilet for Viji.


Would you like to help Viji? Now is the time. Reach Sowmya Simhan, Founder-Trustee, Sukriti at 94447-98474. We will be happy to share more details.

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