A CAMPAIGN aimed at helping ensure communities in developing countries have access to safe, clean toilets is being launched with the help of Leicester’s Lord Mayor this week.
Women’s voluntary organisation Soroptimist International Leicester are launching the Leicester Toilet Twinning Project, to help fund sanitation projects in poor communities across the world.
Figures show that one in three people worldwide – about 2.3billion people – do not have access to basic, hygienic toilet facilities, with almost 900 children a day dying from diseases linked to dirty water and unsafe toilets.
In particular, girls and women are particularly at risk from the lack of proper sanitary facilities.
Campaigners in Leicester want to twin 30 toilets across the city with communities in developing countries in order to fund the building of toilet facilities.
The campaign supports the work of UK organisation Toilet Twinning, which for a donation of £60 enable families to build a basic toilet, have access to clean water and learn about hygiene – a combination that saves.