Focus on changing mindset as merely construction of toilets is not enough.
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.