COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: Community sanitation complexes constructed by Habitat India advocates for collective behaviour change through mobilization of communities to end the practice of open defecation.In addition the overall objective of this project can also be seen leading to contribute to empowerment of marginalized women through creating economic opportunities. This enterprise offers innovative and affordable solutions through a business model- Smart Sanitation Hubs around innovative solutions on sustainable sanitation. The women entrepreneurs will be closely linked with these Smart Sanitation Hub for employment and livelihoods and will offer Smart Sanitation Solutions (SSS), product development (prefab sanitation units, mini sanitation complex, water ATM, sanitary incinerators and pads etc.), technology applications and other innovative tools which will also enable women entrepreneurs and women enterprises to use it commercially and engage in business activities. The women led enterprises will further engage and train other women.
PARTNERS: Partnership between Habitat India, TMC and Corporate Social Responsibility along with the community people enabled the first community sanitation complex built in Sathewadi, Thane. Habitat India is in partnership with Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) to construct 10 community sanitation complexes with improved sanitation facilities. Construction of three sanitation complex is complete in Sathewadi, Azad Nagar and Jaibhim Nagar in Thane (Maharashtra).