By any name, the humble loo has a big impact on our health. Your Better World Gift provides training to build a toilet or hand tap for a community in Kenya. Toilets translate to sanitation and disease prevention—and increase protection for women and children too.
Mrs. Mao saw an incredible change in her family when they learnt the importance of hygiene. She lives in a rural community in Cambodia and is married with two children. They used to gather wood in the mountains to sell for an income, leaving behind their children. But then she got involved with our Christian Partner and learnt agricultural and business skills so she didn’t have to leave her children alone. Soon she began to earn a better income. She also learnt about the importance of clean water and a safe toilet. Before that, they had just used the open garden as the bathroom and her family were often sick.
Now, with the income she’s earnt and the lessons she learnt about hygiene, she’s been able to build a toilet for her family so they can stay healthy. It’s transformed her and her family’s life. Today, she’s a role model in her community, helping other families learn about hygiene, build toilets and stay safe and healthy.