Joe Madiath:
Better toilets, better life

TEDGlobal 2014 · 12:07 · Filmed Oct 2014
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In rural India, the lack of toilets creates a big, stinking problem. It leads to poor quality water, one of the leading causes of disease in India, and has a disproportionately negative effect on women. Joe Madiath introduces a program to help villagers help themselves, by building clean, protected water and sanitation systems and requiring everyone in the village to collaborate — with significant benefits that ripple across health, education and even government.

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Joe Madiath brings Indian villagers together around water and sanitation projects. Full bio
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