Ripples collaborates with Wherever the Need

19 Nov, 14

On World Toilet Day, highlighting charity Whatever the Need

On UN World Toilet Day, Ripples has highlighted the work of Wherever the Need, a charity who works to alleviate poverty by building Ecosan toilets.

World Toilet Day takes place annually on November 19th, and aims to highlight the fact that 2.5 billion people (40% of the world’s population) do not have access to proper sanitation. 

More people have a mobile phone than a toilet and in 2013, 1,000 children died from diseases due to poor sanitation. 

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Ecosan toilets can help to prevent such diseases as they turn what is usually regarded as waste into a safe, affordable compost and fertiliser. This returns nutrients to the soil and helps to increase crop yields. 

The toilets last decades and one toilet can benefit around 50 people, all for under £500 each. 

To see more information about the work done by Wherever the Need, visit the website.