Nine years ago, I joined a group of committed people who were forming the African Well Fund because they believed as did I that clean water is every person’s basic human right.
I’ve learned a lot in the last nine years, but one of the most important things I have learned in the importance of clean water AND sanitation. Both are key to saving lives – one without the other makes no sense at all. That’s why most of the projects we fund work to improve sanitation as well as access to clean water.
Tomorrow is World Toilet Day. World Toilet Day was created by the World Toilet Organization in 2001 to raise global awareness of the struggle 2.6 billion face every day without access to proper, clean sanitation.
There are lots of imaginative campaigns designed to raise awareness about this decidedly unglamorous topic. One of which is Matt Damon’s Talk Sh*t for Global Sanitation Awareness
All the sites listed above have suggestions for ‘celebrating’ World Toilet Day.
If you would like to know more about the improved sanitation component of our projects, just take a look at one of our reports on our project page.