World Toilet Day

It is World Toilet Day today, an international day of action that aims to break the taboo around toilets and draw attention to the global sanitation challenge. (in 2001, World Toilet Organization declared its founding day, 19 November, as World Toilet Day)

This directly brings me back to May this year; my Global Village trip for Habitat for Humanity! A part of Habitat’s building homes program is besides building homes, also to deliver decent pit latrines (you can see one below), conveniently located, and dignified they help to reduce diseases! We didn’t build the toilet ourselves, but I did use one! 😉

Can you imagine not having a toilet? Can you imagine not having privacy when you need to relieve yourself? Although unthinkable for ‘us’ living in wealthy parts of the world, this is a harsh reality for many – in fact, one in three people on this globe, does not have access to a toilet! Have you ever thought about the true meaning of dignity? (not to mention hygiene…..)

Support the cause by following WTD on twitter (@worldtoiletday) and tell the world why you ‘give a shit’ using #IGiveAShit ! 😉

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