Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?
Project Azmat is an endeavour to liberate the manual scavengers by providing them with a respectable source of livelihood and facilitate construction of toilet systems in the target area. These women were the sole bread-earners of their families with a meager income of Rs.10 per day in kind.
These women faced discrimination, untouchability and social exclusion from rest of the society which prevented them from leading a life of dignity.
Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!
1. Need For Proper Sanitation:
We collaborated with Sulabh International Social Service Organisation for the removal of dry latrines and construction of two pit toilets for the entire village.
2. Alternative Livelihood for Women:
Considering an altogether novel occupation for these rehabilitated women, detergent was chosen as a viable product. To enhance our portfolio we diversified into 7 more cleaning products namely Phenyl, Liquid Handwash, Floor Cleaner, Toilet Cleaner, Multipurpose cleaner, Dishwash Liquid and Glass cleaner. ISI marked raw materials are obtained for these products, through Chemisynth Group, thereby ensuring high quality products.
Runner-up at IIM Indore Kalpvriksha, 2015, Award of appreciation by PVR Cinemas, Winner of Rotract Outstanding Project International Award, 2015, Recipient of ONGC Grant, 2013, Winner of Walmart Women Empowerment Grant, 2014, World CSR Award, 2015