According to the World Health Organization, an average of Rs. 6500 per person was lost in India due to lack of cleanliness and hygienn According to the World Health Organization, an average of Rs. 6500 per person was lost in Inida due to lack of cleanliness and hygiene. In Rajasthan, there is opportunity to target school children and improve their hygiene behavior such as handwashing. However, there are insufficient funds for schools from the government, an inadequate water supply, and a lack of toilets and hand washing facilities in schools.
FINISH Society has a holistic approach where they connect communities and infrastructure. They do this by finding leaders on the ground and working with them to help them develop as role models. This builds capacity and finds people to move the program forward even after the program period has ended, making the program sustainable. FINISH makes the case to communities that effective WASH implementation helps save a large amount of money on medical expenses.
They also provide training school officials, teaching them about communications and interventions for schools. Donor support facilitates construction of infrastructure, which enables the WASH practices that FINISH teaches. They also empower groups to advocate for WASH services promised to them by the government, including supplies like soap.