Project Rajasthan 1: Bringing sustainable, equitable WASH access to Sirohi and Pali
SABC in Rajasthan, India.
Note : this video was filmed before the COVID-19 pandemic
The approach of the Rajasthan 1 project integrates One Drop’s A·B·C for Sustainability model, the Tata Trusts’ Matrix approach, and CmF’s expertise in delivering livelihood programs and access to microloans.
This project set out to transform the lives of populations facing extreme barriers in Southern Rajasthan, by improving their access to WASH services, leveraging local government funding, and strengthen local authorities to deliver sustainable WASH systems. Project Rajasthan 1 used social art in innovative ways to raise awareness, mobilize communities, and foster behaviour change, to ensure the sustainability of WASH interventions. The project also focuses on shared learning and best practices.
*Number has been revised owing to changed sanitation status and other local regulations in project areas. **The decrease in total investment is due to fluctuations of exchange rates over the project term and revised local contributions.
- The aims of project Rajasthan 1 were to improve access to safe water for 126,500 people.
- This project’s social arts activities focused on raising awareness, changing behaviours around WASH-related issues, and generating a demand for sanitation services. The initiatives selected were rooted in and payed homage to Southern Rajasthan arts and culture.
- The Tata Trusts and CmF delivered livelihood programs and microcredit programs that are linked to agriculture and that are spearheaded by women-led Self Help Groups (SHG). A market-based approach was developed for this project, capitalizing on CmF’s and SHG’s established network to generate supply and demand for hygiene and sanitation solutions. This project was also associated with the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) launched by the Indian government to accelerate efforts towards universal sanitation coverage.