This American Woman Is Changing Lives In Rural India, One Toilet At A Time

When 20-year-old Renu got married and moved from Ludhiana to Usuri in Uttar Pradesh, she was in for a shock. Her new home had no toilet and she had to use the fields outside to relieve herself.

“Until I got married, I always thought of a ‘toilet’ as a basic necessity and right. I took it for granted that we had a toilet at home. It’s only when I did not have one did I realize its importance,” says Renu.

After struggling for one and a half years, Renu finally got a toilet at her house. Helping her was an American Ph.D. student, Marta Vanduzer-Snow who has been in India for the past 3 years. Read more

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