Paul - Empowering People
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
The toilet, clean water, hand casing and menstrual hygiene crises, together, forms Indias WASH crisis. This is perhaps the largest public health problem in the world. India is a home for more than 60% of worlds open defecation people. Pauls intervention shall primarily improve the two significant SDGs. According to Stockholm Environment Institute SSIS in depth: Sustainable Sanitation and Agenda 2030, Sanitation can help to achieve 32 SDG target. SDG 6: Improved Water and Sanitation Pauls intervention primarily focusing on providing safe and sustainable sanitation facility in intervention area. SDG 5: Gender equality and empower women Pauls entire intervention planned around organising marginalised women in WASH federation, capacity building and empowerment. Entire intervention is led by women. SDG 3: Good Health and well-being Sanitation is drastic impact on growth of new born child and nutritional deficiencies due to sanitation. SDG 8: Economic Growth Intervention shall lead to a huge investment in local economy and sanitation entrepreneur shall play an important role in this. It will provide livelihood opportunity to local women and sustain income through this rural marts. Community Institution promoted under sanitation movement shall not stop after completion of this project but become an agent of change for different social and infrastructure problem in village. This will lead to address multiple aspect of life for marginalised people and different SDGs in general.
Sustainability and future plans
Working on WASH will result in sustainable behaviour changes which will directly lead to better health and nutrition outcomes and increased livelihoods opportunities as demand for sanitary hardware will increase. It will also lead to empowerment of rural community as Pauls approach is based on principle of community participation. By design it is a self-sustaining model that focuses on community initiative predominantly to promote a behaviour change model and ensures accountability. We believe in pumping maximum investment (toilet construction cost) in the local economy and more than 70% of the total cost is going back into local economy. For the same, we are training local masons, brick & ring manufacturer etc. The model has been carefully designed considering service fees/operational cost to make it scalable and sustainable. The model shall meet its operational cost in multiple ways as follows 1. Service Fee Entire intervention has planned to engage community in different forms physically and financially. Paul shall be charging $2 to $4 towards partial operational cost from community contribution. 2. Supply Chain Sanitary entrepreneur shall be purchasing material from external agency. To identify right product, price and affordable price through bulk procurement. This will lead to contribute fraction of amount for Paul sustainability. 3. Government Funds India Government commitment to provide sanitation facility to each one by 2019 through its strategic Clean India Mission has huge scope of availability of funds. It also having component for education and behaviour change aspect. 4. CSR/Independent Funding Different corporates, Foundation and donor agency are looking for right project to funds on WASH aspect. Give the Pauls professional team and commitment, we are looking forward to associate with them. In future plan, we are actively engaging with grassroot government officials, community institution and corporate CSR to expand our activity. Presently we are working in Odisha State
Your profile as an entrepreneur
Paul has been founded by a rural development professional who are working in space of community based institution and addressing WASH with them. The team has sound grassroot experience by working with state government like Odisha, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh. Paul is founded with aim to work closely with government and community based institutions to design and develop scalable intervention with support of low-cost technology. India is a country of billion people with thousands of problems and each one of this comes with a huge number. Solution which has a potential to address problem at scale need to be developed. India represent worlds 60% of sanitation crisis with people going to defecate in open. Problem is not only related to infrastructure but it is combination of multiple aspect like behavior, financial, agency and collectivisation. Since India governments commitment to provide sanitation facility to all households by 2019, we see this as a big opportunity to address this at the same time fear of this call should not seep into linkages of implementation. We wanted to make this issue need to be address through people centric, participatory and demand driven way. Women as a most sufferer in this sanitation problem and building there institution having seminal benefit to community. As having a professional skill and network, we wanted to utilise our energy to address sanitation issue. I am 26 year old, having over three years of experience with a non-profit and government sectors in India. Project handling in capacity of Monitoring and Evaluation in UP with PHFI, BMGF on WASH on SHG based community institution. He also worked with Odisha State for NRLM implementation. Also He having extensively worked with Corporate CSR like ArcelorMittal, FICCI-CSR Center for Excellence etc. He has done Rural Development from IIFM.