AMIL wins Water and Sanitation Award
AMIL recently received the Water.Org sponsored Water & Sanitation Award in the emerging MFI category at the Sa-Dhan National Conference held in New Delhi India in September.
According to Water.org research, it is estimated that 163 million people lack access to safe water and 210 million people lack access to improved sanitation, so this award is an important recognition of AMIL's hard work in improving household well-being through the lending of micro-loans to its clients for home improvement use, which includes water and sanitisation facilities.
“India is the second most populous country in the world, with more than 1 billion citizens. Roughly half of India’s population, a staggering 522 million, practice open defecation.
The World Bank estimates that 21 percent of communicable diseases in India are linked to unsafe water and the lack of hygiene practices. Further, more than 500 children under the age of five die each day from diarrhea in India alone. “ *