Case study: Toilet transformation!

"I am no longer afraid about the outbreaks of cholera, which have claimed many lives in this area." Patience, Zimbabwe.

Patience's village has a borehole that provides clean and reliable water, but the lack of sanitation in her village meant that people were often ill. There were frequent outbreaks of cholera, which can be a deadly disease.

A CAFOD-funded programme built a latrine in Patience's village, and Patience was one of the first to be trained in health and hygiene in her community. She now trains others, and is excited by the transformation the latrine has brought about. "My hygiene standards are now very high, I am no longer afraid about the outbreaks of cholera, which have claimed many lives in this area."

Community toilet

This charity gift helps to build a latrine for a community with a handwashing facility. It's the best way to stop the spread of deadly diseases like cholera and typhoid, keeping families and communities safe and well.

Why buy this Community toilet gift?

  • Even with a safe water supply, without toilets, communities are vulnerable to diseases like cholera.
  • Give this lovely loo as an unusual gift to someone who is difficult to buy for at Christmas- or it makes the perfect surprise birthday gift! 
  • We provide health and hygiene training when toilets are built so that the whole community can benefit from their new toilet.

This includes the option to print a gift card at home.

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