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 an integrated approach and thereby, improving living and economic conditions of poor rural and peri-urban households.

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

The idea was conceptualized by its promoters – TATA-AIG, SNS-REAAL, UNU-MERIT & WASTE and is being supported by an Indo-Dutch consortium comprising 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.

The project area is spread over 10 states of India. More than 60 partners that include Micro Finance Institutions, NGOs and Cooperatives are implementing the project.

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 325,169 Safe Sanitation Systems across India from Oct 2009 - 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 50% lack sanitation facilities

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

Around 700,000 children die every year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation.

40% of people live without access to sanitation.(Waterforpeople)

Half the hospital beds in developing countries are filled with people suffering from diseases caused by dirty water and poor sanitation.(WaterAid)

Every minute, every day, people suffer and lives are lost needlessly because of a lack of safe water and sanitation.(WaterAid)

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