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!
Issaï used to feel deeply afraid as she ventured into the bush at night to go to the toilet.
Most of the homes in her village didn’t have toilets, or had toilets that weren’t properly built – so Issaï’s village was in a pretty bad state.
‘It wasn’t safe for old people like me to go out to the toilet late at night. And when the rains came, there was water everywhere.’
Recently, our partner built Issaï a toilet of her own, at home. And they are doing the same for many other households in the area.
‘My latrine means I don’t have to go out into the bush late at night, where there are reptiles and other dangers. From now on, I can use the toilet quietly at home, undisturbed, without the whole village knowing.’
For women and girls, toilets restore dignity and help keep them safe.