Katy is a young Toilet Twinning supporter who gave up presents one Christmas in order to raise funds. She travelled to Zambia to see what her giving means for a family living in poverty. Fourteen-year-old Monica says she was often sick, before the family built a toilet, and she would feel ashamed as she squatted in the bush. ‘I could be sick for up to two weeks in a month, and sometimes, the diarrhoea was so bad that my family had to borrow an ox cart to take me to hospital. They had to sell some of our chickens to pay for medicines.’
This PowerPoint gives you a great starting point for a church talk.
This leaflet gives you more information about our work in Zambia.
Harvest can be a great time for a service about justice and mercy. How about a Spag Bog meal or a Soggy Bottoms cake sale as part of your focus on Toilet Twinning? Use the resources opposite.
World Toilet Day, 19 November
Every year, on 19 November, it’s World Toilet Day. It’s a great opportunity to focus on toilets, and the health, happiness and dignity that come when a family get their first-ever loo, and women and girls no longer have to squat in the grass.
‘It was really embarrassing when my friends would find me in the bush, squatting to go to the toilet. People would laugh at me at school the next day,’ says Monica.
This autumn – for a limited time only – your church can twin its toilets with church toilets in Zambia.
Our partner, Brethren in Christ Church, is working with incredibly poor villages to provide them with access to clean water and to teach them about the importance of building toilets at home.
Church pastors at Brethren in Christ Church in Hamubbwatu say, ‘Now we have toilets at church, more people feel free to come to church on Sunday because they don’t have to go to the toilet in the bush and feel ashamed.’
For £240, you can twin your church toilets with church loos in Zambia. But you’ll need to get in quick! We only have a few Church Toilet Twins available, so when we run out, we will not be able to offer these again.
Get your youth group involved
Your young people could be the key to twinning your church toilets! We have a youth pack with loads of different ideas for fundraising.
Spag bog meal
Soggy bottoms bake sale
Games and activities
Make a Stand
Fourteen-year-old Katy, a young supporter of Toilet Twinning, travelled to Zambia to see what her giving means for 14-year-old Monica and her family. Katy raised money when she asked for donations to Toilet Twinning instead of Christmas presents.
Katy says, ‘Monica doesn’t have much, and meeting Monica has shown me how much I have, and how easy my life is in comparison. It’s made me want to study harder at school, so I don’t waste the opportunities that I have.’