In India nearly half of the children face a serious health threat. Have you ever wondered why? The biggest reason for that is open defecation. Due to the lack of sanitation facilities 597 million people of India are still defecating in open. Yes, I was surprised too by seeing this number. After all, we are living in the 21st century and this number is huge. Here children don't live in a hygienic atmosphere that's why they face a serious health threat.
India is one of the youngest countries in the world and nearly 35% of our population is below the age of fifteen years. These children are the future of our country and unfortunately future is born and brought up in unhygienic atmosphere. It is a big worry for our nation. Lack of toilets and the lack of hygiene amenities are giving rise to ailments. It is also the reason for feeble health. If the future of our nation is not healthy, then how will our nation progress? A big worry! Not only kids people of every age group are affected by open defecation. Let's see how?
Kids- we discussed above how it is harmful to them.
Youth and mid age people- lack of toilets creates unhygienic atmosphere and that unhygienic atmosphere causes lots of diseases. These diseases reduce the efficiency of work and increase their expenses of medication. Which makes life really tough for the poor people.
Old age people- old age people already have lots of issues with their health and open defecation just adds to it by giving them more health issues. Unhygienic atmosphere may also cause them some serious and fatal health issues.
The most affected by open defecation are women of our country. Open defecation doesn't only cause health issues with them, but also bring their safety under scanner. It is sad, but true that we are living in a country where some men become animals and take women for granted. So it is not really safe for the women to defecate in open. How a woman who is not allowed to show her face in front of the elders can defecate in open. It raises the questions over the dignity of women in our country.
Imagine the condition of a small girl in our country. Every morning she has to go on the search of the place where she can defecate safely as we don't have enough toilets in our country. The trouble doesn't end here health, safety and dignity issues follows her while doing that.
There is one such story of a small girl named Babli who lives in a small village in India. Babli goes in search of the toilet everyday so that she doesn't defecate in open and can keep our country clean and healthy. We can't help Babli as we don't know where is the #ToiletForBabli?
Let's come together and contribute towards this issue of our country. You can bring about the change in the lives of millions of kids, thereby showing your support for the Domex Initiative. All you need to do is “click” on the “Contribute Tab” on www.domex.in and Domex will contribute Rs.5 on your behalf to eradicate open defecation, thereby helping kids like Babli live a dignified life.
It is a great initiative by Domex. This is the least we can do to improve someone's living and it won't take much time. Just go to the website of Domex and contribute to this cause.