“I would like to wish that no one should live life like ours.
“My dream is that my village would be changed to become a healthier one – that every family will use a hygienic toilet and wash their hands using soap after defecating and before eating. I know it is not an easy task to transform the village by myself, but end of the day I can […]
Two years ago, Habitat for Humanity started working in a community in Northern Bangladesh to improve water, sanitation and hygiene practices amongst households. This included training to construct toilet facilities to a safer and more sustainable standard. Previously, people in the community would have likely used pit toilets which aren’t hygienic or practised open defecation.
Sophie Cooke is Habitat for Humanity Australia’s International Program Manager. Recently she travelled to Indonesia to visit a housing project for displaced persons supported by Communities for Communities.
Today marks World Health Day and we are reminded of the impact that safe housing has on health.
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.
Earlier this year, our ex-Kamaiya project in Nepal came to an end. We look back on some of our key achievements made possible by our supporters.
On World Toilet Day last week, several events were held in locations around Bangladesh where we are currently running our Water and Sanitation Project.
International Program Manager for South Asia, Sophie Cooke share why World Toilet Day is important and why we need to start talking about it
Daw, a housewife and her husband U San, a casual labourer live in Phar Pain, Mon State with their three children. U San works in an orchard garden and earns 2500-3000 Kyats each day and Daw takes care of the children and household.