Water, Sanitation and Hygiene


  • Pioneers in implementing Sanitation projects in Gwalior, Shivpuri and Lalitpur

  • Two-way concept

  • Software- Education/Awareness/Advocacy

  • Harware-Construction/Operation/Maintenance

  • Construction of Water and Sanitation Systems

  • Community Managed Water Supply Systems

  • Community Managed Community Toilets

  • Individual Household Toilets

  • Restoration of water sources

  • National Urban Water Award Winner for Laxmanpura Community Managed Community Toilet

  • Construction of over 5000 sanitation systems

  • Resource agency of School Sanitation and Hygiene Education

  • Credit for Sanitation under the Financial Inclusion Improves Sanitation and Health Program

  • State anchor for Freshwater Action Network South Asia (FANSA)


Sambhav has implemented programs on Water, sanitation and hygiene in 46 slums under UNH, WA and GMC supported projects. Its expected that sanitation coverage , access to drinking water and hygiene practices will be followed by community and school children.


Slum development is  fuelled by a combination of rapid rural-to-urban migration, spiraling urban poverty and the inability of the urban poor to access affordable land for housing and insecure land tenure.


A more comprehensive approach is required to address the issue of employment for slum dwellers and issues such as incomes, shelter, food, health, education and access to basic urban infrastructure and services.

evidence of innovative solutions developed by the poor to improve their own living environments, leading to the gradual consolidation of informal settlements


By putting appropriate upgrading policies  in place, slums have become increasingly socially cohesive, offering opportunities for security of tenure, local economic development and improvement of incomes among the urban poor


At the core of efforts to improve the environmental habitability of slums and enhance economically productive activities is the need to invest in infrastructure - to provide water and sanitation, electricity, access roads, footpaths and waste management.


Eradication of slums and resettlement of slum dwellers can create more problems than are solved. Eradication and relocation unnecessarily destroy a large stock of housing affordable to the urban poor and the new housing provided has frequently turned out to be unaffordable, with the result that relocated households move back into slum accommodation.

Following Interventions and strategies have emerged from Sambhav last four years’ experience-

  • Prepare data base on excluded group of population and plan with them IWSH activities. Excluded class population will include-SC, ST, Women, Disabled, minorities and other ultra poor people. 

  • Women empowerment

  • Municipal Corporation’s ownership of the program

  • Community Mobilization for ownership, managements and sustainability

  • Sound, affordable and environment and gender friendly technology options.

  • School and out of school children included in the IWSH education and behaviour change activities

  • Promoting democratic and gender sensitive governance practices

  • Attempting at Community Managed Sanitation Complexes with multiple services like bathing, washing clothes, child friendly toilet seats, Toilets for people with disabilities. Add value to the GMC CTs.

  • Restoring Water sources and create Community managed water supply schemes.

  • Promotion of House holds toilet construction through Loan, Demonstration and incentive.

  • Sambhav and WA are already working with 36 Community toilets in UNH, WA, GMC supported slums. The management committees in all cases are being made by Sambhav. It involves selection of members for the committee, their orientation and registration under Society’s act. A support mechanism is needed for operation and maintenance and self sufficiency aspects. Sambhav is placed in a position of central role in over all capacity building and management issues of CTs.



Sambhav in collaboration with Waste Water Netherland is running a project FINANCIAL INCLUSION IMPROVES SANITATION AND HEALTH. Under the project Sambhav is providing different software and hardware activities.


  • SOFTWARE: with the support of WASTE.

    • Awareness

    • Promotion of product

    • IEC Activities

    • Formation and promotion of community level groups.

    • Training of masons to reduce construction cost.

    • Trainings to Animator

    • Advocacy

  • HARDWARE: (Micro Finance)

    • Center /Group  formation

    • Technical support for construction of toilet.

    • Disbursement of loan for Toilet construction.

    • Collection of loan repayment.


Call us:




Email: sambhavngo@gmail.com

Find us: 

Gargi House, 93-A, Balwant Nagar

Gandhi Road, Gwalior-474002

Madhya Pradesh, India

Constitution : Sambhav is registered under M.P Society registration Act 1973

Date of Registration :19th July 1988, Registration No: 20301


· Registered under the provisions of sec-12 A and 80-G of Income Tax Act-1961,

· PAN –AALFS8755R,

· TAN-BPL S05960D

· TIN-23385207347

· FCRA No.063280004R,Dated 18.02.1991

· ISO 9001:2000 Certified