What is Linking Your Loo?
By donating £50 to Link Your Loo, your support will help alleviate disease caused by open defecation and poor sanitation practices which keeps parents from earning, and children from learning, in the communities we support in Kenya.
You will be provided with a Link Your Loo certificate which includes a photograph of the loo you have been linked with and a GPS location so you can find its location online.
This certificate is framed and can be proudly placed on the back of your bathroom door or above your loo for all to see.
The Sanitation Crisis.
40% of people in African countries practice open defecation which contributes to the deaths of 1.6 million children each year. Up to 8 million Kenyans lack access to hygienic sanitation. Inadequate sanitation is the second largest cause of disease in the world. Children under age 5 suffer more from diarrhoeal diseases than HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. This affects not only individual families, but entire economies. According to the U.N., for every pound invested in loos, £8 are returned in reduced public health costs and lost productivity.
Who can link their loo?
Anyone! Buy as a gift for an individual/family or Link Your Loo at home by completing the form on this page today. Find out more about linking your workplace loo here.
You can also link a block of loos at a school in Kenya for your company, school or organisation by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Why £50, is that how much it costs to build a loo?
It can cost as little as £50 to build a loo in Kenya although how we go about building loos can vary quite significantly. £50 is an indicative cost for Linking Your Loo, taking into account the balance of loos we build at schools and the loos we encourage to be built at every household in the community. Our goal is that there is a loo for every poo-help us today by Linking Your Loo!
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