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Bihar Woman Mortgages Her Mangalsutra For Making A Toilet In Her Home

A woman has mortgaged her mangalsutra for building toilet in her house at Barahkhanna village in Bihar. Phool Kumari reached her in-laws’ house after marriage some years back, she got worried after finding no toilet at home. She requested her in-laws and her husband to construct a toilet at home but they expressed their inability to manage her wishes cause of their poor financial conditions.

Phool Kumari started working as a cook at a local school for finding money for constructing a toilet. But she decided to mortgage her mangalsutra when she couldn’t save enough money from her current income.

Source: hindustantimes.com

Here following which Rohtas district administration made her the brand ambassador of total sanitation programme recognising her effort.

Rohtas District Magistrate Animesh Kumar Parashar told TOI, “On Wednesday, I and other district administration officials would participate in the inauguration of construction work for a toilet at Kumari’s house in the presence of her husband and father-in-law. We have declared her our brand ambassador”.

“My toilet is under construction now. I am sure and confident that I will complete construction of my toilet before August 15 (Independence Day),” Phool kumari told Hindustan Times. She also said that it is a shame for a woman to defecate outside and a toilet is a must in every home.

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