Millions of people in the slums of India’s cities have no access to clean drinking water or toilet facilities. Untreated solid waste is dumped into ponds and rivers, and contaminated water transmits diseases such as cholera, dysentery, and typhoid.
One in ten deaths in India are linked to poor sanitation. Every year over 300,000 children die from diarrheal disease.
Calcutta Rescue works in slum communities to improve living standards by installing toilets and clean drinking water. We also work on projects to provide cooking fuel, electricity, shelter and waste management.