Toilet Twinning is a fabulous concept
The crux of which is to provide people in the poorest communities on the planet with a decent toilet, clean water and all the information they need to stay healthy. A stunningly simple way to make a difference.
For just £60, you can twin your toilets at home or at work with a latrine halfway around the world, in a country of your choosing. If you are a bigger organisation then for £240, you can twin with a school block a great gift to or from a nursery or school in the UK?
The secret of it success is that, no matter how small your cludgie (scots for toilet), you can become the proud owner of a personalised certificate, complete with a colour photo of its twin and GPS coordinates so you can look up your twin on Google earth or similar map based software. (note to ed: check if Google support it?)
Your donation is used by Tearfund to provide clean water, basic sanitation, and hygiene education. This vital combination works together to prevent the spread of disease. This ensures that children are healthier (and able to go to school); parents are well enough to work their land and subsequently grow enough food to feed their family. With better health, and more ability to earn a living, men and women discover the potential that lies within them to bring transformation (Toilet Twinning’s words not mine).
I am aware that some independent washroom service providers (Caledonia Washrooms for sure) support this charity and offer a ‘bolt on’ to a standard washroom contract breaking the one off cost into a monthly payment.
So ask your washroom provider to sort it for you or if you are looking for another small charity to support make Toilet Twinning your No2 Choice!