Gertrude Chiimbwe, Zambia
Gertrude Chiimbwe giving her son, Hakalima, 3, a drink of water. Namavwa ward, Zambia.
“We don’t have a toilet here, it subsided, so we go to the bush. I feel bad when I have to go there. I always worry that someone will pass and see you going to the toilet. I’m also worried that you might step on the faeces and bring diseases home.”
Patuma Mbande, Malawi
Patuma Mbande, with her daughter Acklatu, outside her latrine. Mwenyekondo, Lilongwe, Malawi.
"Sometimes in my toilet people have deposited faeces on the floor and not in the hole. This happens especially at night. I feel if I had a better toilet it would make life better, we would be healthier. I would be able to sweep and mop it properly. If it had a roof then the flies wouldn't be able to go in and out and land on our food."
Raju Begum, Bangladesh
Raju Begum, standing by an unhygienic makeshift latrine. Motijharna slum, Chittagong City, Bangladesh.
"Using this latrine is terrible – it’s a bad experience every time. There’s a really bad smell and everyone has caught diseases from it. It’s affected my family. When the new latrines come the old one will be destroyed. It will reduce diseases and hygiene will be good. Security will also be better. I will feel safer because there won’t be men walking past, like there are now. We want the new latrines everywhere.”