On 28th September 2022, Habitat for Humanity India in partnership with LG Electronics completed the ‘Life’s Good: Hope Village’ project in Dehane and Kharoshi villages located in Khed block of Pune district, Maharashtra. Through this project, Habitat India aimed at holistic development of the villages by building healthy homes, sanitation units for families and schools, and access to solar energy.

The first phase of the project was completed in September 2021 in Kharoshi village with the construction of 12 new homes equipped with sanitation units and solar home lighting systems; 15 individual household latrines; installation of solar streetlights in 6 locations; and infrastructure development of Kharoshi’s Zilla Parishad School.

In the second phase of the project, which was implemented between October 2021 and September 2022 in Dehane village, 5 new homes equipped with sanitation units, bathrooms, and solar lighting systems have been handed over to 5 low-income families.

Additionally, a 260-square-feet sanitation complex was handed over to the Dehane Zilla Parishad School which will benefit 101 students as well as the teachers.

“We are a family of six and used to live in our old house made of mud walls. The heavy rains had weakened the structure. Santosh, my husband, and I have struggled a lot and saved money multiple times, but it was never enough to repair the home let alone building a new home. The new home is beautiful with all the facilities which I had always dreamt of. My children are very happy. Our girls feel safer to have the sanitation facilities within the home.” Sarika Khade, Habitat Homeowner.