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.
Sanitation initiative for Indian slums
Our ground-breaking solution helps to mitigate the horrendous problems caused by a lack of sanitation in India’s slum areas. Using our unique waste management system, the waste from ecosan toilets is ...
Changing lives in a Sierra Leone community
Shenge village is a remote community in Barri Chiefdom, southeastern Sierra Leone, home to approximately 300 people. The village is very remote, two kilometres from the nearest dirt road. Much of ...
Win a case of wine with Dinners for Dignity
Dinners for Dignity is an exciting and easy way for you to make a lasting difference without having to run a marathon or climb a mountain. Simply ...
Get ready for Dinners for Dignity
1st - 31st October 2014 This October, you can save lives from your kitchen. Dinners for Dignity is an exciting and easy way for you to fundraise without having to run ...
Too ill to work or learn
As part of our urban ecosan project currently in progress in Pondicherry (a bustling city on the south-east coast of India), we conducted a major health and wellbeing ...