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Increasing Access to WASH with Unilever's Suvidha Centre

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Increasing Access to WASH with Unilever's Suvidha Centre

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Partners: Unilever
Countries: India
Regions: India
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Increase Access to Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (SDG 6.1 & 6.2)
Services Needed: No services needed/offered
Desired Partner: Business
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 2018  »  Ongoing
Project Source: CDP
Profile Completion: 50%

Project Overview

We are investing in new projects and business models that can increase access to water, including the creation of community hygiene and water centres. Over 1,500 people in one of Mumbai’s largest slums are benefiting from clean water and facilities at our pioneering Suvidha Centre which opened in 2016. Suvidha (which means ‘facility’ in Hindi) was built with our partners, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai and Pratha Samajik Sanstha, a non-profit community orga...

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We are investing in new projects and business models that can increase access to water, including the creation of community hygiene and water centres. Over 1,500 people in one of Mumbai’s largest slums are benefiting from clean water and facilities at our pioneering Suvidha Centre which opened in 2016. Suvidha (which means ‘facility’ in Hindi) was built with our partners, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai and Pratha Samajik Sanstha, a non-profit community organisation. It provides flushing toilets, handwashing facilities with soap, clean showers, safe drinking water and state-of-the-art laundry operations at an affordable cost for low-income households. Located in the heart of Azad Nagar, one of Mumbai’s many slums, the Centre meets almost 80% of people’s basic water needs for laundry, showers, toilets and handwashing. The services are provided on a pay-per-use basis, which are below market rates.Saving water is a priority for the Centre - and circular economy principles have been integrated into its design. Fresh water is first used for bathing, handwashing and laundry. The wastewater from these activities is then used for flushing toilets. The Centre’s water recycling unit helps to recycle 90% of the water used – and a rainwater harvesting system helps to reduce the demand on mains water supplies.

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