Toilets, clean hands and drinking water for children in India
As a family company, Lindström represents long-term development from one generation to the next. It does this responsibly, taking into account the opportunities available to forthcoming generations. For this reason, Lindström feels it has a special responsibility for the impact it has on its operating environment and on the societies in which it operates.
Lindström has operated in India since 2007, serving corporate customers in cities and industrial areas. However, the majority of people in India live in rural areas in primitive conditions, meaning that participating in social development is in the hands of the few.
When it began operating in India, Lindström also wanted to begin supporting less well off people in the country. To this end, it began collaborating with UNICEF. Lindström currently has a four-year project underway in the tribal area of Rajasthan. Known as WASH, this is the third project of its type that Lindström has run in India. WASH projects ensure child friendly toilets and hand washing facilities, better hygiene practices and changes in attitude that dissipate far and wide into the community. Having access to safe drinking water, proper sanitation and hygiene facilities is every child’s right.
These pages tells you a story of children in Rajasthan.
Girls pumping water at Kalasuwa Fala Primary School, Udaipur. The school has a group hand-washing station where 12 children can wash their hands at the same time. They also have separate toilets for girls and boys.
Pictures ©UNICEF/India 2015/Haru