Toilets, taps and training – a lifesaving trio
We are flushing away poverty, one toilet at a time.
By donating £60 to twin your toilet, you help fund a project in a poor community that will enable families to build a basic toilet, have access to clean water and learn about hygiene – a vital combination that saves lives.
When you twin, we’ll send you a certificate to hang in your loo – showing a photograph of your overseas toilet twin and GPS coordinates so you can look up your twin’s location on Google Maps!
A LOO-VELY LITTLE STORY
Five years ago, Sita was suicidal. She and her husband Ankoma were deep in debt. The meagre income they received from harvesting cashew nuts didn’t cover the family’s trips to the health clinic. The bills stacked up.
The children were often sick. Diarrhoea can be fatal in remote rural communities in north-east Ivory Coast, so life was precarious. ‘We felt trapped,’ Sita says. ‘What’s the point in living if you’re in debt to everyone?’
A simple toilet has restored the family’s health so they can now afford to send the children to school – and build a new home.
But 2.3 billion people are still trapped in a vicious circle like Sita was and World Toilet Day is your chance to do something about it!