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 way out of poverty
As a child, Nikuze used to have to walk at least 2km to fetch water in a jerrycan.
Different organisations had promised to drill a borehole for her community in a troubled area to the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo – but nothing had ever materialised.
So when we helped install a pump in her village, Nikuze says it felt like a ‘miracle’. She and her neighbours also learnt about good hygiene and the importance of handwashing.
Since then, the region has lived through an Ebola outbreak and now has the immense challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic – so having safe water and hygiene knowledge has been vital.
‘Thank you for bringing water closer to our homes, especially for us mums who go to the pump two or three times a day.’