Program Approach SBA
Bharti Foundation partners with various organizations, including Sulabh International, Sintex and Affordable Housing Technical Assistance Centre (AFHTAC) for the construction of toilets:..
- Beneficiary Identification:
Beneficiary identification is done by involving Gram Panchayat representatives for inviting applications from households. House visits are conducted by implementing partner representatives and corrections are made in the existing lists accordingly. Posters containing names of identified beneficiaries are displayed in the community for acceptability and ownership of selections. Representatives from Bharti Foundation then perform random verification of the beneficiaries to ensure adherence to the selection.
- Construction of IHHLs in respective houses:
Once beneficiary selection is done and approved, the Foundation gets into constructing the IHHLs in the selected households. Currently, three agencies are being partnered for construction as mentioned above.
- Beneficiary education on usage and maintenance:
Representatives from Bharti Foundation then educate the beneficiaries on the usage and proper maintenance of the IHHLs. They also sensitize them on the importance of using IHHLs and maintaining hygiene.
The Foundation ensures robust documentation in order to maintain accountability and transparency to the process. The presence of following documents is ensured at the time of handover:
- Taking-over certificate for the beneficiary
- Photographs of the beneficiary with respective toilet
- Copy of a Government issued identification proof
- Certificate by the Sarpanch
- Monitoring usage of toilets:
A third party survey has been planned by the Foundation at the end of one year of construction of toilets, in order to monitor the usage of toilets.