Sanitation saves lives
Poor sanitation continues to kill more people than HIV/AIDS, malaria and measles combined.
This global problem is the least publicised (after all, who likes talking about toilets?) and yet sanitation can change people's lives forever. That's why we always put it first.
We work in some of the poorest parts of the world building life-saving eco-toilets.
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