UK Bathrooms believes that we have a social responsibility to make the world a better place.
Starting from this month, we are supporting Toilet Twinning.
In many countries, people are still living in extreme poverty and don’t have access to clean water and decent toilets.
They have not been taught about hygiene. Worldwide, nearly 1,000 children die daily from preventable diseases linked to dirty water and unsafe toilets. 2.3 billion people don’t have a safe and hygienic place to go to the toilet. This robs people of their health – and their dignity.
What is Toilet Twinning?
Toilet Twinning is a charity campaign founded in 2010 to help tackle the global water and sanitation crisis. They work in 25 countries across three continents: Africa, Asia and Latin America. They focus on the world’s poorest communities, which are often in volatile and conflict-affected countries.
Toilet Twinning raises funds to provide clean water, proper toilets and hygiene education – a fundamental combination that avoids the spread of disease, decreases the number of deaths among children, and gives hope for the future. The campaign invites people to ‘twin’ their toilet at home or work with a latrine overseas and so sponsor a toilet for a family abroad.
How do we support Toilet Twinning?
It costs £60 to twin a toilet and UK Bathrooms donates £600 each month to the campaign. This is equivalent to twinning 120 toilets a year. We believe that, by contributing to Toilet Twinning, we can make a real difference to struggling families and help flush away poverty.
Which countries are we supporting?
Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Guatemala, Honduras, Ivory Coast,
Liberia, Malawi, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
These are the toilets that we twinned this month!
If you would like to twin a toilet, visit the Toilet Twinning website.