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World Toilet Day: Picture My Loo

Posted on: December 11, 2014

1 in 3 people across the world don’t have access to a toilet. For World Toilet Day this year Pump Aid led the campaign, “Picture My Loo” to raise awareness about the global water and sanitation crisis.

Water and sanitation remains a critical problem across the world and as many as 2.5 billion do not have access to decent sanitation. Every 40 minutes a child in Malawi dies from unclean water and poor sanitation. Every one of these deaths is preventable.

Pump Aid provides water and sanitation to some of the most vulnerable people in the most remote and rural parts of Malawi. Below is a picture of Miriam and her family in Malawi outside their newly built toilet. Thanks to your donations this World Toilet Day, Pump Aid can help more families like Miriam by providing communities with safe sanitation:

For this campaign people shared pictures of their toilet to highlight the striking differences in sanitation across the world. We received pictures of toilets from far and wide; Scotland, France, Kenya, Australia, New Zealand just to name a few! Below are some of our favourites:

 Kenya long drop Jenny sturdy for website InpsiraHotels for website Neal davies loo gower wales Tanzania long drop

Thanks to all those who got involved in World Toilet Day. We received a great deal of support for this campaign from community groups, rotary groups and universities. A special thanks to the students of Manchester Raise and Give Society who ran their own stall in the University Student Union to collect donations for World Toilet Day. Here is them in action!

Your donations help Pump Aid provide some of the most vulnerable communities in Malawi with access to water and safe sanitation. However there are still more communities in Malawi which currently receive no help because of their small size and remoteness. Your support can help Pump Aid redress this.

To read more about the campaign and see the winning photos of our competition visit our page  www.pumpaid.org/world-toilet-day

To make a donation follow this link www.pumpaid.org/donate