Loos Save Lives
How sanitation and clean water help prevent poverty, disease and death
By Seren Boyd
Who knew toilets were so interesting - and so important!
Seren Boyd is a journalist and writer specialising in international development and, more recently, toilets. Her love of words comes from studying languages and spending far too long in libraries as a child. Today, as a parent, she reads in the loo.
Toilet Twinning raises funds for water and sanitation work in some of the poorest, most remote communities in the world. It helps provide life-saving latrines, safe water and essential training in handwashing, to homes, schools and displacement camps in more than 20 countries.
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09 Nov 2017
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We take loos for granted, but children need to be aware that an incredible 2.4 billion people across the world don't have somewhere they can go to the toilet safely; over 1 billion people don't have access to any kind of sanitation or clean water at all. The impact is huge, preventing children (and especially girls) from going to school, forcing people to walk miles to access safe drinking water, and causing death ... a fascinating look at a vital subject, a real eye-opener. — Parents In Touch