What motivates someone like Swapnil Chaturvedi ( calls himself the Poop Guy) to give up a lucrative career in the US and dedicate his energy to solving India’s seemingly unsolvable urban sanitation problem.
A graduate from Northwestern University, he held a software engineering job and lived comfortably in America with his wife and daughter.
Then in 2007, he returned to his native India where he realized his true purpose in life was to help the country’s poor. On his trip he witnessed and questioned the enormous income disparity and the lifestyle discrepancies between the poor and the rich. He was appalled by India’s lack of basic sanitation.