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Subscribe to the St Mary's, Eaton Bray feedYour Toilet Twin

Your toilet twin is part of a chain reaction that changes lives forever – as Kanchana's story proves.

Thanks to your support, Kanchana* has helped bring toilets to every home in her village! Before our work began, Kanchana and the other women had to go to the toilet outside - in the dark. Culture dictates that women cannot be seen squatting in the bushes. Disease was rife. Then our local partner organisation, Sacha, invited the women to come together to discuss the village's problems. Kanchana took it upon herself to ensure everyone attended. It wasn't long before the men got involved too. Kanchana and her husband were the first to build a toilet. Then they helped their neighbours. Now, every house in the village has a latrine and Kanchana's community is widely known for its cleanliness. I'm proud I helped make my village open defecation-free and clean', says Kanchana. 'My husband and father-in-law admire my self-confidence and boldness now!'

October 7, 2017 | Permalink

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