Being able to use toilets safely is everyone’s basic right. But, sadly, around 2 billion people live without basic sanitation facilities, such as decent toilets of their own, according to the World Health Organisation. This means one in three people in the world has nowhere safe to go to the bathroom. This results in poor hygiene, risks of disease and low self-esteem. It impacts women and girls greatly in deprived areas, increasing risks of poor health, limited education, harassment, and abuse for them.
Among countries without proper toilets, Ethiopia ranks the worst, followed by other African countries. India is also one of the top nations where a large portion of the population does not have toilets. India also tops the list for the longest line for the toilet. It is estimated that more than 355 million women and girls are living without access to basic sanitation.
Poor sanitation poses huge health risks in many developing countries of the world, often made worse by extreme poverty, war or disaster. Charity Meals is working in more than 12 countries, including Ghana, Somalia, India, and Pakistan, across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Far East to provide sanitation and toilet facilities. Support Charity Meals in their essential work and donate to build a toilet in an area of desperate need.
A Gift of Hope
According to an estimate, some 1,245,000 people in developing countries die every year as a result of inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene. Get involved in buying a toilet for those who desperately need it and give a gift of hope to the most vulnerable. Providing safe toilets to the poor and needy is a commendable act of charity. Individuals without ownership or access to safe toilets are living in extremely difficult circumstances. Support Charity Meals in building safe toilets and alleviating the hardship of desperate individuals and families.
In the words of the Prophet (SAW), according to a hadith,
“If anyone relieves a Muslim believer from one of the hardships of this worldly life, Allah will relieve him of one of the hardships of the Day of Resurrection.” [Muslim]
In another narration, the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
“Allah said: ‘Spend, O son of Adam, and I shall spend on you.’” [Bukhari, 5073]
Buy a Toilet Charity
“Life without a decent toilet is dirty, dangerous and undignified”, as observed by the World Health Organisation. Without access to safe toilets for all, public health is threatened. Access to sanitation is recognised by the United Nations as a human right that entitles everyone to have the facility of a toilet within reasonable reach, which also offers privacy, safety, cleanliness, and cultural suitability.
Charity Meals provides clean toilets to communities in need around the world. Safe toilets mean better protection against disease and less strain on the health systems, which in turn contribute to better economic growth of a particular community. Donate to a sanitation package of Charity Meals to help build toilets. For £100, you can donate to buy a toilet in a disadvantaged area. Charity Meals is putting up toilets in Africa, Pakistan and India. Every good deed is Sadaqah. Give whatever you can and take a step towards ensuring better hygiene and health of vulnerable populations.
Benefits of Building Toilets in Developing Countries:
Charity Meals is not only committed to providing toilet facilities but also to educating the target communities on managing sanitation and maintaining good hygiene. It seeks community involvement while aiming to establish good practices with regard to cleanliness and sewage systems. Locally sourced materials and the involvement of the community in the planning and construction process are crucial to achieving the overall well-being of the people.
Improved sanitation results in many benefits for the communities involved, according to the findings of the World Health Organisation.
It reduces the following risks in the communities involved:
The risk of diarrhoea.
The spread of intestinal worms and infectious diseases like trachoma.
The severity and impact of malnutrition.
The spread of antimicrobial resistance.
It further improves the well-being and self-esteem of the concerned population, boosting the confidence of girls and women in accessing bathrooms. Better sanitation improves girls' school attendance as they don’t have to miss school during times of menses because of the availability of separate toilets.
Effective management of wastewater builds community resilience as the safe use of wastewater can provide a reliable source for irrigation and a sustainable solution to water shortage.
Join hands with Charity Meals to bring a change in the lives of those in need. With your generous support, Charity Meals can make way for some of the above-mentioned improvements in developing areas. Donate generously and participate in building a better future for generations to come.