DID YOU KNOW?
•Poor sanitation is one of the world’s biggest killers: it hits women, children, old and sick people hardest
•Without toilets, girls often drop out of school at puberty
•The lack of a toilet makes women and girls a target for sexual assault as they go to the toilet in the open, late at night.
•Many get bitten by snakes as they squat in the grass
€25 towards a toilet
Nepal Sanitation Facts
Proportion of rural population with unimproved sanitation = 57%
Proportion of rural population with unimproved water = 14%
BUT: If there IS a toilet why do people not use it?
•Toilets are filthy, dark, foul-smelling, or unattractive (often this is the case for shared or public toilets)
•There is a risk to personal safety (e.g., if the toilets are public or shared, and criminals are known to gather there to wait for possible victims)
•Toilets are only at some distance; also, it may be dangerous to get there at night
•Diarrhea may mean there is not enough time to go to a distant shared toilet (or result of an Irritable Bowel Syndrome emergency when no public toilets are available)
•Toilet is dilapidated, and the user may fear a collapse or danger to children
•Toilet enclosure does not provide enough privacy