Sanitation
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Sanitation is a critical part of a community's infrastructure, leading to healthier, more livable conditions. Across the world, hundreds of millions live in unsanitary conditions that lead to political unrest, depressed economic performance, and perhaps most importantly, serious health repercussions. Resolution Fellows are helping waste make its way to the dump, rather than the street corner.

Sanitation is a critical part of a community's infrastructure, leading to healthier, more livable conditions. Across the world, hundreds of millions live in unsanitary conditions that lead to political unrest, depressed economic performance, and perhaps most importantly, serious health repercussions. Resolution Fellows are helping waste make its way to the dump, rather than the street corner.

Susan Hilda Lokolimoe

Susan studies Social work and Social administration at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. She co-founded Girls Alive Uganda with classmates Suzan Mutoni and Marion Apio to address the lack of sanitary materials for vulnerable girls in Tororo District, Uganda.

Suzan Mutoni

Suzan is an undergraduate student of Environmental Health Sciences at Makerere University School of Public Health. She is the Project coordinator of the Girls Alive Project, an initiative that breaks the major barrier to girl child education through making reusable sanitary towels and teaching menstrual hygiene. She is also the head of the Public Health Department of the BRAC Scholars’ alumni. A platform that was created to establish give back avenues through which students can solve pressing health challenges in their home areas.

Marion Apio

Marion Apio has always had a desire to help young people and one of the ways she could do it, was by providing sanitary towels, an essential tool to the girl child education. Marion Apio hails from Tororo District in the Eastern Region of Uganda. She is the C. E. O of Girls Alive Uganda (GAUP), a youth led project that aims at making and distributing reusable sanitary towels to the vulnerable girls in her community. She is a Mastercard Foundation Scholar at Makerere University, studying a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communication.

Girls Alive Uganda

Girls Alive Uganda aims to address the lack of sanitary materials for vulnerable girls in Tororo District, Uganda. The project will produce and distribute affordable sanitary pads to reduce high rates of menstrual-related school absenteeism, which remains a key barrier to girls’ education in Uganda.

Mission Sanscar

Sumati Joshi and Urvi Talaty are the founders of Mission Sanscar, a social venture that will work in Mumbai, India to eliminate the restrictions, shame, and impact on school attendance and success that accompanies the onset of women’s menstrual cycles. Mission Sanscar will work to shift women and girls to the use of cotton napkins, and will teach them to produce reusable pads that they can also sell to others. Additionally the venture will provide education and support on reproductive health, sexual consent, and abuse, thereby creating a higher standard of living for women in the region.

The Flow Initiative

The Flow Initiative will provide education about menstruation and reusable sanitary pads for impoverished girls in Zimbabwe. The educational program will de-stigmatize the issue of menstruation and will promote the use of a sustainable and eco-friendly solution.

Zawadi Healthcare Services

Gift Kiti is launching Zawadi Healthcare Services in Kashani, Kenya (near Mombasa) to enhance the quality of life for residents by constructing a borehole that will provide safe and clean water to the local Zawadi Healthcare clinic, while also providing a water source to a town that is currently facing water rationing. Gift aims to transform the clinic into a community hub for other sustainable enterprises, like a community garden.

Sparky Thermal Dehydrator

Sparky is a low cost, efficient device that dries a diverse array of farm produce ten times faster than the conventional sun drying method. It uses bio-fuel as a source of energy and it reduces post harvest losses which is the leading cause of food insecurity in Uganda.

Happy Home Eco-Sanitation Company (HHESCO)

(HHESCO) is an enterprise that provides environmentally friendly, micro-flush toilets to low-income earners, landlords and community groups and supports them with a flexible payment system. The toilet also generates usable compost which can be sold for a new income stream. Recently, the venture built a seven-unit toilet facility for the Berekuso Basic Schools, which have about 1,000 students. It also built a stand-alone toilet for the Educare Early Childhood Development Center, which serves about 54 children.

SeHER- Social Empowerment through Health Education and Research

Koshika Krishna is founding SeHER in Mumbai, India to address the stigmatization and health risks associated with poor information about women's menstrual hygiene. Her program combines education with an enterprise by women that manufactures and sells single use pads at 40% of the price of competitors to increase access and information. Recently, Koshika reported that she has interacted directly with 826 female beneficiaries over 6 months through seHER directly.

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