Woman divorces husband over toilet

May 15, 2015  |   General news   |
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 house. "I kept on asking him to get a toilet built, but he kept on making excuses. I had to face ...

On a more academic note…

May 13, 2015  |   General news   |
On a more academic note…

Wherever the Need provides educational programmes before any sanitation project is delivered. Why? Because good sanitation is not only about building toilets - education and information are also crucial for the success of any sanitation project. A working paper on sanitation behaviour in rural north India, recently published by the International ...

Going the extra mile for Wherever the Need…

May 08, 2015  |   General news   |
Going the extra mile for Wherever the Need…

London businessman Kevin McGrath is training for a triathlon in July. We caught up with Kevin to find out what motivates him, which part of the triathlon he's least looking forward to, and whether he secretly enjoys a bit of toilet humour. Q: Kevin, tell us what makes you tick? A: Besides ...

Wherever the Need needs you!

April 20, 2015  |   General news   |
Wherever the Need needs you!

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support our growing team and make a positive impact on our life-changing work in India and Sierra Leone. If you would like to develop your skills and gain first-hand experience in the area of international development then we would love to hear from ...

Update: Ebola and our work in Sierra Leone

August 14, 2014  |   General news,Sierra Leone   |
Update: Ebola and our work in Sierra Leone

As you may be aware, there is a major outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, primarily in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In Sierra Leone, this deadly virus has mainly effected the Kenema and Kailahun areas in the east of the country, but has also now spread to ...

A very Scilly swim

August 13, 2014  |   Fundraising,General news   |
A very Scilly swim

Sponsor a fundraiser - win prizes! Andrew Dobson is braving the British waters in the Scilly Swimming Challenge this autumn to raise money for our projects, and is offering prizes to make sponsorship a bit more fun. On the 7th September he is swimming a total of 13.5 miles in the ...

Sanitation initiative for Indian slums

July 21, 2014  |   General news,India,Projects,Sanitation   |
Sanitation initiative for Indian slums

We have developed a brilliantly simple solution to help mitigate the horrendous problems caused by a lack of sanitation in India’s slum areas. Using our unique waste management system, the content from the toilets is routinely collected by our own operatives and taken back to our central processing plant where it’s ...

Changing lives in a Sierra Leone community

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 the surrounding rainforest has been cleared for farming or rubber plantations, but there are still areas like Shenge that are ...

Win a case of wine with Dinners for Dignity

July 09, 2014  |   Fundraising,General news   |
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 hold a dinner party for your friends between 1st - 31st October, and ask them for donations in return for the ...

Get ready for Dinners for Dignity

June 18, 2014  |   Events,Fundraising,General news,Sierra Leone   |
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 a marathon or climb a mountain. Simply hold a dinner party for your friends, and ask them for donations in return ...