Global Sanitation Fund Programme Nepal

Gita Devi’s desire to construct toilet

Gita Devi, 25 of Betauna VDC, Siraha who lives with her three children and works as an agricultural labor at others place after attending a program held on Betauna came to know about the importance of the toilet. After that , she convinced her husband to construct a toilet which would lead them to a better future ahead and spent NPR 20,000 for constructing it and even took a loan of 2,000 when they ran out of money.

Gita Devi even being an illiterate and from a very deprived group understood that a good sanitation and hygienic habit can reduce a lot of diseases which will also improve their financial structure and altogether their whole family life and can also educate their children. She also suggests her neighbors to construct as soon as possible and even the place where she works has started constructing toilet being ashamed that the person who works at their house has toilet but they do not have. This also has led them to be an icon in that VDC who took a step ahead towards Open Defecation Free movement showing that everyone who has desire can build Toilet