We work to alleviate poverty by building life-saving eco-toilets
Unbelievably, 2.6 billion people don’t have access to a toilet. Without toilets sewage pollutes drinking water spreading illness and disease. Those most affected are among the world’s poorest, often sick, unable to work or attend school, remaining trapped in a cycle of poverty.
A child dies every 17 seconds from a sanitation-related illness –
we’re working hard to change that
Here at Wherever the Need we develop and build life-saving eco-toilets.
Since being established in 1997, we have changed the lives of over 50,000 people in India, Sierra Leone and Kenya. The simple act of building a toilet reduces pollution, disease and sickness, it creates healthy communities, promotes self-respect and dignity, and underpins education and livelihoods.
David Brackenridge cycles for ’50th’ Birthday
David is one of the founding members of BHT (Professional Surveyors and Property Agents) based in Leeds. David will be celebrating his 50th Birthday with a cycling challenge from Lands ...
Our work in Sierra Leone shows visible impact
I’ve recently returned from Sierra Leone, where I spent many days in the remote chiefdoms of Pejeh and Barri in Pujehun district. I have come back more convinced than ever ...
My trip to India by Becky Moorcroft
I arrvied in Chennai, India on 29th June 2015 . Within minutes of leaving the airport, I witnessed first-hand the inner city slums of Chennai. I was expecting the slums ...
Fundraising challenge for Bath primary school
Local Bath primary school, St Philip's have teamed up with us to raise funds for a project in Sierra Leone. On Monday 13th July 2015, Louise Kirby-Garton (CEO Wherever the Need), ...
Woman divorces husband over toilet
How much is a toilet worth? A woman in Bihar's Vaishali district in India has chosen to end her four-year-old marriage because her husband wouldn’t build a toilet in her two-room ...