2.5 billion people do not have a clean toilet
Did you know that one in three people do not have a safe, clean and private toilet? Most of those people live in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Yet the humble toilet can be a stepping stone to a healthy life, greater human dignity, freedom, equality between women, men, girls and boys, and finally, a catalyst to the development of communities and countries.
Sanitation is a Human Right
Did you know that 1.1 billion people around the world practice open defecation? The majority of them are living in rural areas. These people have no private place to defecate and urinate; they use fields and bushes, ditches or railway tracks, or simply a plastic bag. For them, sanitation is about dignity and ultimately human rights.
Safe toilets facilities keep girls in school
Did you know that women menstruate on an average for 3000 days in their lifetime? This requires very practical needs regarding the space for washing and cleaning. Especially for adolescent girls, clean and private toilet facilities at school strongly influence their performance, and increase the chance to complete their education.
Sanitation is a good economic investment
Did you know that every dollar invested in sanitation yields a return of five dollars? Sanitation is a good use of money, and essential for both social and economic development. Actually, toilets are one of the best investments a country can make.