It’s out of order! 1 in 3 people across the world don’t have somewhere safe to go to the toilet. Bad sanitation is one of the world’s biggest killers: it hits women, children, old and sick people hardest. Every minute, a child under the age of five dies because of dirty water and poor sanitation. Around half the people in the world have an illness caused by bad sanitation.
In Africa, half of young girls who drop out of school do so because they need to collect water – often from many miles away – or because the school hasn’t got separate toilets for boys and girls. Not having a loo puts people at risk of being bitten by snakes as they squat in the grass and makes women and girls a target for sexual assault as they go to the toilet in the open.
Toilet Twinning is providing people with clean water and basic sanitation. So twin your toilet and build a toilet where they need it the most. We must do what we can to make a difference.
Our sisters from Balckburn twinned our toillet. We are now the proud owners of our own toilet in Pujehun, Sierra Leone. Thank you for twinning our toilet. We hope to meet you again soon.