Poor sanitation is a significant cause of death, disease, and disability in the world, especially in developing countries. According to the World Health Organization, unsafe water, and poor sanitation and hygiene kill about 1.7 million people every year.
CPAR is combating this by empowering communities through the use of Community-Led Total Sanitation, an approach that mobilizes communities to appraise their poor sanitation practices, such as open defecation, and to take action. Our programs accelerate latrine coverage, improve sanitation practices and water access, and encourage schools and communities to become open-defecation free.
Open defecation is when people empty their bowels out in the open instead of in a structure like a toilet. Open defecation often contaminates local water systems, which are the drinking water sources for the local population. flies can also transmit the contaminants onto people's food and drink. it is believed that poor sanitation is the main cause of over 400,000 deaths every year.
By donating to this campaign, you are helping CPAR teach remote communities how to build toilets, practice proper hygiene such as hand washing and reducing the spread of disease.