The Sanitation Issue
The United Nations estimates that over one billion people in the world practise open defecation. Every 20 seconds, a child dies as a result of poor sanitation. 80 per cent of diseases in developing countries are caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation, including inadequate sanitation facilities.
The lack of proper sanitation leads to poor health and a lack of human dignity. Imagine the embarrassment for a young woman having to squat behind a bush instead of using a proper toilet in privacy.
Building Toilets For Safe Sanitation
Health is important to those who rely on physical strength to earn money, hence we focus on two other areas: water and sanitation. OHF builds a 1.5m deep pit toilets for needy families that do not have access to proper sanitation. Priority is given to families with single women and children.
Make Safe Sanitation Possible
The cost of building a proper toilet can take a poor villager’s full year of income. You can make a donation of $800 to donate a toilet to 1 family in need, and make a difference to their living standard.