For the first time in history, six in ten people around the world now have a decent toilet. But we can’t stop there.

There’s a lot more to do to end the sanitation crisis. One in three of the world’s people still don’t have a decent toilet. 

How does sanitation save lives?

Aminata lives with her baby son David and husband in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso’s capital city.

Before we met Aminata, she and her family had to relieve themselves on the ground outside their house, leaving them feeling embarrassed and Aminata vulnerable to attack.

Not only that, without a toilet to get rid of human waste safely, bacteria could be easily be carried into the home.

This left everyone – especially baby David – vulnerable to diseases like diarrhoea and cholera, which kill 4,975 children under five in Burkina Faso each year.

But there was one simple and powerful solution to the problems Aminata's family faced: a toilet.

Aminata and her son David posing next to their new latrine
Aminata and her son David next to their new toilet, which was installed in June 2016.

We've made real progress in making more people, like Aminata, part of the six in ten people around the world who have access to a safe, private toilet. But there's still more to do.   

This winter, will you help us reach the remaining four in ten?

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