Today is World Water Day and if you’ve visited Sugar and Dice, you’ve probably also visited our toilet and perhaps you even spotted our little frame showing that our toilet has been twinned.
Today, I’d like to tell you all about it.
Did you know that 1 in 3 people worldwide do not have a loo? In 2016, more than 18,000 people twinned their toilets – including us! When I visited the smallest room in the house of a friend, I noticed they had twinned their toilet and I instantly felt Sugar and Dice needed to get involved. Toilet Twinning is a charity that focuses on providing developing countries with clean water, basic sanitation and hygiene education, which in turn helps to prevent the spread of disease. Because the children are healthier, they are more likely to go to school and adults are well enough to work their land and grow enough food to feed their family. Family by family, community by community, nation by nation, they are flushing away poverty and it’s amazing to look at how many toilets are getting twinned on their map!
We chose to twin our toilet with Malawi, as my dad actually used to live there and we have many connections still now to the country. Here is a photo of what we made happen and it makes us really happy to think that people are getting use of not only our toilet in Liverpool, but also in Malawi 🙂
For more information, check out their website: www.toilettwinning.org or pop in and check out our toilet!