Global Initiatives

Our global projects use the MANTRA model to help rural communities construct hygienic water taps for each household within the village to provide clean water and sanitation facilities for the community. The core values of MANTRA are inclusion, social equity, gender equity, cost sharing, and sustainability.

  • Iringa, Tanzania

    Iringa, Tanzania
    We are constructing clean water and toilet facilities in three villages in the Iringa province of Tanzania with funding from the Skoll Foundation. We used the MANTRA model that Gram Vikas has implemented in the state of Odisha, India. The work will be carried out in the proximity of Ulete’s Parish, which is 50 km from Iringa. Initially three villages will be part of this initiative.

  • The Gambia, Africa

    Gambian Girl
    The Gambia is a small African country with a population of 1.5 million people. Gram Vikas worked in two villages to build a reservoir, bathing rooms with toilets and running water taps for each household.

Project Status Updates

Iringa, Tanzania · November 16, 2016

Gram Vikas USA team visited the villages of Kibena and Lumuli to check on the progress of toilet constructions.

Iringa, Tanzania · December 1, 2015

Work is being done to finish an additional 50 toilets and bathing rooms.

Iringa, Tanzania · November 22, 2015

100 toilets and bathing rooms are completed.

Iringa, Tanzania · October 13, 2015

The elevated water reservoir is completed.

The Gambia, Africa · February 7, 2014

Vice President Dr. Isatou Njie-Saidy officially opened the project.