Human waste is loaded with harmful bacteria. Many hospitalizations are a result of exposure to these bacteria in all activities of daily life. Young children are even more prone to infection since they may not have the dexterity or knowledge on how to clean themselves well and properly. During the rainy season and other heavy rains, much of this human waste flows into streets, rivers and streams. This situation occurring in an area that is already endemic for cholera, puts these school children in harm’s way. These illnesses and deaths are preventable and latrines are the way to accomplish this. Worldwide, this situation results in the release of hundreds of tons of feces and urine each day directly into rivers, lakes, landfills and oceans, creating an immense human and environmental health hazard. Every day more than 4,000 young children die from sanitation-related illness. Fully half of the hospital beds in the developing world are occupied by people whose ailments can be traced to poor sanitation. (Source: The World Needs More Toilets)
The school children of Bainet will benefit immensely from the building and repair of latrines. The people of Bainet have limited access to medical care and prevention of these illnesses is essential to the health of the community at large. Minimizing childhood infections related to exposure to pathogens and dangerous germs, through the building of proper facilities for human waste, will reap great benefits for the families and entire community. Please support our efforts to make the latrine sanitation cleaner and safer by making a donation.
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