2.5 billion people – that’s 40% of the world’s population – don’t have somewhere safe, clean and hygienic to go to the loo.
The human impact of this is enormous: nearly one in five child deaths each year is due to diarrhoea. For people in poor communities, a hole in the ground is quite literally a life saver – protecting women from the risk of attack as they find somewhere private to squat, and shielding children from preventable diarrhoeal diseases. By twinning a toilet we can help those who most need it to access safe sanitation, clean water and hygiene education.
The good news is that here are Hope we have helped to change this by twinning all our toilets, you will notice on each toilet door a certificate of our toilet’s twin, containing a photo, the latrine’s location and its GPS coordinates so you can look it up on Google Maps.
And you can too… if you would like to know more please check out http://www.toilettwinning.org