Help build a biodegradable toilet block in Ghana
- According to the Progress on Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Report (2014 update) produced by the World Health Organization in collaboration with UNICEF, in GHANA....diarrhoea causes the deaths of over 3,600 Ghanaian children every year with cholera outbreaks occurring too frequently in our cities.
- 70% of all diseases in Ghana are caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation.
- 67% of Ghanaians lack access to improved sanitation or are entirely without toilet facilities.
Toilets are expensive
Some district assemblies in Ghana have pushed for households to build toilets or face prosecution, however many Ghanaians in the more rural areas live on less than one dollar a day, which means that families struggle, living in inadequate housing with poor sanitation. The government has run several campaigns, with a grant from the World Bank, to eliminate the problem, but they have been largely ineffective and political will is seen as lacking, with bylaws hardly enforced.
To add a toilet to a home costs on average $400, more than most people can afford.
OUR AIM - to build a simple biodegradable ambulant toilet/shower block for our family and the community.