FINISH Society 'Financial Inclusion Improves Sanitation and Health', is established with an aim to promote sustainable and equitable development of the sanitation sector in India through generating awareness along with economic incentives and thereby, improving lives of poor rural and peri-urban households.

Our Mission is to create a conducive and sustainable environment for sanitation, health care & waste management for enabling communities to have an improved life.

Our Vision to make a visible change in sanitary, hygienic conditions and living standards in India with a holistic approach by integrating sanitation with financial inclusion, waste management and health care.

The idea started with conceptualization of FINISH Project by its promoters – WASTE, SNS-REAAL, UNU-MERIT, & TATA-AIG and is being supported by an Indo-Dutch consortium comprising of NGOs, academic institutions and financial institutions from the two countries since 2009. The initial support for the program was given by Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS), Government of Netherlands.

Subsequently FINISH society was registered in 2010 as a multistate not for profit organization under Societies Registration Act 1860 to help implementing the project and to strengthen the initiative linking it to better hygiene, environment, enterprise development and waste management. More than 60 partners including Micro Finance Institutions, NGOs and Cooperatives are associated with us to implement the project.

FINISH has its footprints in more than 50 districts in 10 states of India, improving millions of lives. FINISH has also expanded its work globally by starting interventions in Kenya and Bangladesh.

Encouraging Trends

1 Safe Sanitation every 3minute

Constructed 3,20,000 sanitation systems

60+partners in 11 states

Created 3000+ jobs

Increased Sanitation Density  70% in 717 villages

Around 31% of rural households in India do not even have toilets.(UNICEF,2008).

About 22 million girls do not have access to separate toilet facility in school. (Unicef)

Apart from causing diseases, environmental pollution, and loss of dignity — Poor sanitation costs India the equivalent of 6.4% of its GDP.(WSP, World Bank)

Sanitation is more Important than Political Freedom - Mahatma Gandhi

FINISH has facilitated construction of 325,169 Safe Sanitation Systems across India from till June 2014.

Over 806 million people don't have access to adequate sanitation in India, almost two third of the population. (UNICEF)

With a population of over a billion people, India is home to 17% of the world's population and more than 50% lack proper sanitation facilities.(WaterAid)

2.5 billion people don't have access to adequate sanitation, almost two-fifth of the world's population.(WaterAid)

Around 700,000 children die every year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation. That's almost 2,000 children a day!! (UNICEF)