Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Flush and go!

Have you "been" this morning?  

On our travels to Aberystwyth this weekend, the EFG and I saw an advert, on the back of the toilet doors in the service station, for an organisation about Toilet-twinning

Public latrine in Ethiopia
(image Louise Thomas/Tearfund from the website)

It costs £60 to twin your loo, and the money goes to support people in developing countries to improve their toilet sanitation.  I think it is a very worthwhile cause, and one that would benefit from more support.

We don't realise just how lucky we are - we live on a property with four loos, as there is one outside in the workshop as well as the three in the house [one downstairs, one bathroom, one en-suite] and so there is never a queue, never a hassle.  We don't walk miles to get to a loo.

Not having access to a loo can bring all sorts of social and health problems - as well as the obvious contamination of water issues.  Apparently, women and girls are at risk of attack when they are vulnerable, squatting outside somewhere, and that is a horrific thought for me.

I'm going to look at doing some fundraising to "twin" our church loo, and I want to think about how I can begin to work on setting aside some cash to twin some of our own loos here.

1 comment:

simplesuffolksmallholder said...

Water Aid also use a lot of their funds for sanitation. They are a charity I have a small regular DD for