Sajedaben – Santrampur, Gujarat

The 2002 Gujarat riots had resulted in a heavy toll on Sajedaben’s family. But she fought these adverse circumstances bravely though finding a place to defecate in a semi urban area was next to impossible. The fear of attacks had not yet subsided and due to severe health issues, a toilet and a bathroom were very critical. A loan of Rs.15000.00 was granted by the women’s federation that Shanti had supported. Access to the funds has dramatically changed her life in that she no longer lives in fear of attacks for her or her daughters. She does not have to fear violence or being violated. Sajedben has become a role model and helped 8 other women to build their own toilets thereby improving their health and lives forever.