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
(image Louise Thomas/Tearfund from the ToiletTwinning.blogspot.co.uk 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.