Mr. Girish founded ABAUSS in 1999.
Since then, ABAUSS has gathered
tremendous experience in building and
operating toilet complexes, negotiating
with the local governments or private
trusts to get the land, and employing
and retaining people in this line of
work. To date, ABAUSS has built, and
operates, over 100 toilet complexes in
Gujarat, including places of worship
such as Dwarka, Somnath, Ambaji and
Dakor, several hospitals such as Civil
Hospital and VS
Hospital in Ahmedabad, and a number of
ST bus stations throughout Gujarat.
employs close to 400 people
on full-time basis, out of which over a
third are women. There is a special
emphasis to create employment
opportunities for women. Of the 400
people, only about 20 are based in the
Head Office in Ahmedabad; the rest are
also mobilized its resources after the
earthquake in 2001 to build
and deploy toilet complexes for hundreds
of displaced people and a large number
of relief workers in Kutch.
After the unfortunate
communal riots in Ahmedabad in 2002,
ABAUSS used its own resources to help
hundreds of women that had lost their
homes and families with temporary
shelter, food and clothing.
ABAUSS provided toilet and bath
facilities to over 500 participants over
a 26-day period during the reenactment
of Gandhiji’s historical 240-mile
March in 2005.