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.
New Ecosan toilets at Chandra Middle School, India
We are delighted to announce the ecosan annex block at Chandra Middle School is now complete. At Wherever the Need we believe that sanitation should come first, because the only sustainable way ...
We are changing!
Wherever the Need is changing! More information March 22nd 2016. We work in some of the poorest parts of the world building life-saving eco-toilets, clean water and livelihoods systems. Our ...
Monkton Combe School raise money for school ecosan
Huge thank you to Carrie Morley, all the students and especially the charity committee (Jed, Sofya, Harry, Eddy and Billy) at Monkton Combe School, near Bath. We are delighted to announce ...
We value our volunteers – Mary Stansfeld
Mary Stansfeld has recently retired after a 30 year career with the British Council (The British Council is a registered charity specialising in international educational and cultural opportunities). Mary has travelled ...
We value our volunteers – Caroline Biebuyck
Caroline Biebuyck walked her way into volunteering for Wherever the Need after a chance meeting with Andy Barrs, our co-founder, some 4 1/2 years ago, while out walking her dogs in ...