It’s almost here!
Mark your cal- What am I saying? Surely your calendars are already marked for November 19, World Toilet Day 2022! In previous years, we have joined forces with Omninuts and his Nutsack community, as well as held separate fundraising exercises via third-party fundraising websites, to collectively raise over $1000 for our beloved World Toilet Organization! This year, it’s time for something a little different and Gaming Thrones will be making a donation on behalf of the Bucket Brigade. I hope you will all join me in celebrating this joyous day by participating in the World Toilet Summit, this year taking place in Abuja, Nigeria.
Here’s a little about one of their latest projects, SaniShop Mozambique:
Mozambique is in the top 10 countries in the world in terms of number of people defecating in the open. In addition there is huge inequality in access to sanitation. Nationally only 19 percent have access to improved sanitation, and in rural areas only around 6 percent of the population have improved sanitation. Open defecation rates nationally are around 40 percent, but among the rural poor – it’s 96%!
From 2014-2017, SaniShop Mozambique will be developed in the peri-urban areas of Maputo City. This project is being undertaken in collaboration with Mozambique-based NGO ESTAMOS, ACRA-CCS, and funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In 2014, WTO worked with our partners eKutir, along with ACRA-CCS to train our NGO partner in Mozambique ESTAMOS for the setting up of SaniShop, including two site visits to the project in Maputo.
These are the kind of efforts that you help support when you donate just one dollar to the World Toilet Organization. Gaming Thrones pledges $5 for each and every Bucket Brigadier submission which is donated on World Toilet Day - November 19! I hope to see YOU at the World Toilet Summit! You can register for a virtual ticket at the World Toilet Org website!