Basanti Naik, age 38, resides in Mohada Village of Sonepur district, Block Binika, Odisha. She is a member of Bajarangabali SHG that consists of 14 members. Mohada village where Basanti Naik resides is one of the most backward villages of the area. Like many families of the area, Basanti did not had a toilet at her home and hence she and her family members were forced to go out in open for defecation. She was aware of the health problems associated with poor water and sanitation facility and hence when she came to know that People’s Forum was providing support for toilet construction under SWASTH project, she approached the office for loan. It is now more than 2 years of her taking the loan. She has already repaid the entire amount and feels proud of the fact that she has a toilet in the vicinity of her house. She feels relief of the fact that her family members do not have to go out in open for defecation especially during rainy days or when they are unwell. She is now motivating other women of the area to construct toilet in their house as the same helps to address many of the health and security issues.