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.
Back to school
As children across the country return to school, it’s the familiar ritual of new shoes and new school uniforms. It’s hard for UK children to imagine going back to school and ...
Ecosan toilet increases crop yields
Why do we use ecosan? They are ecological - Ecosan toilets turn what is usually regarded as waste into a safe affordable compost and fertiliser, returning valuable nutrients to the soil and ...
Felequoma appeal – Sierra Leone
Felequoma village, Barri Chiefdom, is home to 350 people, they have no toilets, clean drinking water, school or health clinic. The villagers collect water from a swamp half a kilometre outside ...
We value our volunteers
Thank you to all our volunteers, we understand how precious time is. We are incredibly grateful to anyone willing to give it up to help others, it makes a real ...
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 ...