Aakansha Seva Sadan (ASS), Muzaffarpur, Bihar
Contact: Ms. Bandana Sharma
Dates: July 2019 – June 2022
Total Budget: Rs. 10,28,250
2022 Budget: Rs. 3,39,750
During the third year of this project, ASS has built and distributed 65 more Bio-Sand Filters (BSF) for a total of 210 BSF over three years to the poor families in 10 remote villages of Bihar.
Nine awareness programs were organized during the project to make the people know the benefits of using BSFs in protecting them from water-borne diseases. They were also educated on the usefulness of maintaining personal cleanliness as well as the storage of drinking water. Two BSF demonstration workshops were also conducted to supplement the awareness programs.
The BSF recipients have also been provided training in their proper use and maintenance. In addition, regular follow-up visits of the ASS team have been conducted to ensure that the BSF are being used and maintained regularly.