Support our Charity of the Month
Our Charity of the Month for September/October is Toilet and Bin Twinning through Tearfund
Thank you very much indeed for your generous donations and support for our recent Charities:
Christian Aid Week: 140€;
Debra - Piel Mariposa (Butterfly Skin): 151,16€
and Let the Children Live: 325€
For the next couple of months we are supporting a Tearfund project.
Tearfund is an international Christian relief and development agency based in Teddington, UK. It currently works in around 50 countries, with a primary focus on supporting those in poverty and providing disaster relief for disadvantaged communities.
Hilary Tompkins writes:
Toilet and Bin Twinning through Tearfund - We now have wonderful new toilet facilities at Los Boliches. We are the fortunate ones. 2 billion people in the world don´t have somewhere safe and hygienic to go to the toilet. (according to WHO/Unicef).
The lack of a loo makes women and girls a target for sexual attack as they go to the toilet in the open, late at night. Almost 1,000 children die every day from preventable diseases linked to dirty water and unsafe toilets. (UN) Toilet Twinning enables families living in poverty to have lifesaving loos. For a donation of just £60 we can twin a toilet with an impoverished household’s latrine in a poor country. Our donation helps to fund an education process involving the whole community. Hearing about the link between sanitation and health is a revelation. People now understand and then they want to build their own latrine. A family who has built their own latrine is much more likely to use it and look after it. Direct donors receive a certificate complete with a photo and GPS co-ordinates so we could look up our twin´s location on Google maps.
In the world’s poorest countries, a person dies every 30 seconds from disease caused by plastic pollution and rubbish. 2 billion people don’t have their rubbish collected. At least a third of the world’s waste is dumped or burnt in the open. Burning releases deadly smoke and toxins. Uncollected waste ends up in waterways and drains, causing flooding that spreads disease and wreaks havoc in the lives of the world’s poorest people.
Donating £45 to twin a bin will help fund a community-led social enterprise that collects household rubbish and sells recycled waste. Preventing disease, protecting the environment and creating jobs. As part of our care for creation we will do all we can to recycle our rubbish using the facilities provided by the local council. Our waste bin(s) can become the proud owners of a Bin Twinning sticker with a photo of the eco project with which we’re twinned.
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