In Northern Bangladesh, Habitat for Humanity is helping families upgrade existing unhygienic toilets.
Farida and five neighbouring families live in a remote village in Northern Bangladesh, where lack of access to clean water is crucial need.
November 19 marks World Toilet Day, a day to celebrate all things toilet, and to raise awareness about the huge challenges the world still faces in achieving sanitation for all. This year’s theme, ‘Where Does Our Poo Go?’ reflects the raised bar for sanitation that was set in the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs. […]
Imagine if you had no privacy while using the toilet. For Rojina Khatun and her family, this was a daily struggle.
Habitat for Humanity has organised a water and sanitation committee in Northern Bangladesh and is training local facilitators such as Toma, to help raise awareness in the community.
Fechia is a remote community located in Northern Bangladesh. With a lack of knowledge on proper water, sanitation and hygiene practices, open defecation was a widespread issue in the community.
Chor Gobudia is a poor community in Northern Bangladesh where about 30 families reside. With limited resources, the community lacks basic facilities such as toilets and access to safe water. Their only source of water came from an old well which was easily contaminated and lead to the spread of water borne diseases.
Access to clean water doesn’t just benefit a communities health, but has a wide range impact of families in developing communities. Habitat for Humanity’s International Program Manager, Sophie Cooke explains…
It’s the little things that make a big difference – and on World Toilet Day we are reminded of the importance and impact sanitation has on health, livelihoods and privacy and security.
Lima was born in one of Bangladesh’s biggest slums and has lived here her entire life.