Back to school

September 01, 2015  |   Education,General news,India,Uncategorized   |
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 not having access to something as simple and vital as a toilet. Talking toilets, not a comfortable subject to talk ...

Ecosan toilet increases crop yields

August 18, 2015  |   Environment,General news,India,Sanitation   |
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 helping to increase crop yields. Our ecosan toilets function efficiently because they separate the solid waste from the urine. ...

Felequoma appeal – Sierra Leone

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 the village. It's dirty and unhygienic; totally unfit for human consumption and repeatedly causes severe and life threatening diseases.

We value our volunteers

August 14, 2015  |   Fundraising,General news   |
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 difference. Thank You. We would like to introduce Angela Russell who has recently joined our team as a volunteer.  Angela is ...

David Brackenridge cycles for ’50th’ Birthday

July 24, 2015  |   Events,Fundraising,General news   |
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 End to John O' Groats starting on 15th August. The challenge:  Cycling an incredible 990 miles in 9 days, approximately 110 ...

Our work in Sierra Leone shows visible impact

July 20, 2015  |   General news,Sanitation,Sierra Leone   |
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 that supporting these people in their endless fight against poverty is one of the most important things that our charity ...

My trip to India by Becky Moorcroft

July 17, 2015  |   General news,India   |
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 to be fairly self-contained and occupy a particular area of the city. The reality is that the slums in Chennai ...

Fundraising challenge for Bath primary school

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), Senesi Fawundu The Right Honourable MP for Pujehun District, Sierra Leone and his wife Mariama Fawundu, visited St Philip's primary ...

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 ...