This project aims to improve the quality of life of rural communities by an experiential learning of inclusion through increased access to water and sanitation infrastructure, as well as hygiene awareness, enabling them to live with dignity. Specifically, this project will facilitate the formation of socially inclusive, gender equitable and capable village level institutions. It will enable rural communities to improve their quality of life and hygienic behaviors with improved access to proper sanitation safe drinking water facilities.
The mission of Gram Vikas is to promote processes that are sustainable, socially inclusive and gender equitable to enable critical masses of poor and marginalized rural people or communities to achieve a dignified quality of life. This includes access to basic education and adequate health services, sustainable use and management of natural resources, food security and access to secured livelihood opportunities, options for appropriate family and community infrastructure and sources of energy, and strong self-governing people’s institutions with equal participation of men and women.