Potty Talk: The History of the Toilet and Why It Matters
Today is a good day for some potty talk. And no, I’m not talking about the kind we scold kids for! I think we should talk about actual toilets today, specifically the history of the toilet. Do you know why? Because World Toilet Day is coming up — a day set apart to bring attention to the global sanitation crisis — and because the history of the toilet has passed many people by. So, I say we get down to business and talk toilets.Continue Reading ›
How Does Giving a Gift Help People in Poverty?
Have you ever given a Family Gift to the child you sponsor — or thought about giving one? Read the heartwarming stories of just a few families whose burdens have been lifted by the generosity of sponsors through a Family Gift!Continue Reading ›
Why Clean Water Is Life
Clean water is as central as the sun and the moon. No matter where you live, its absence and degradation is equally as devastating.
New Toilets, Safer Community
Imagine a hole in the ground with a wooden box over it. That hole and that box are the only place you can go to the bathroom. That one hole and that one box are also the only place that 250 other children can go to the bathroom.
Water Isn’t All Africa Needs
When providing clean water to communities in Africa, the conversation can’t stop there. Sanitation education is crucial to sustainable health care.
World Water Day: Uniting a Community with Sustainable Water
In a country where 1600 people die every die because of diarrhea due to unsafe water and 59% of of those who practice open defecation reside, one Child Development Center took the matter of lack of access to clean sustainable water and sanitation into their own hands and mobilized their community into action.
World Toilet Day: Well, This Is Awkward
I love awkward situations. What makes most people squirm makes me break out in a fit of laughter. I enjoy watching people react in uncomfortable situations and don’t mind entering awkward situations myself. At this point, you’re probably asking yourself two questions. How does this woman have any friends? Is she about to ask us something awkward?!? Both valid questions. And sure, now that you brought it up, here’s a potentially awkward question: How do you feel about toilets? That’s right. Toilets.