There’s a problem that affects almost 2.3 billion people, or 1 in 3 people worldwide. It’s one of the world’s greatest obstacles to public health and environmental sustainability, and it costs the world’s poorest countries 260 billion dollars every year.
It’s the lack of access to clean water and decent toilets.
Honestly, it's a pretty terrible situation.
Women pay the heaviest price for poor sanitation
Lack of sanitation doesn't just cause discomfort—it’s a safety issue that women and girls are forced to face every day.
In many countries, women are expected to wait until nightfall to relieve themselves, putting them at serious risk of harassment and assault.
About half of all girls worldwide attend schools without toilets, forcing many of them to drop out when they reach puberty.
What we are doing about it
Last year we helped over 3.1 million people gain access to a decent toilet – that’s over 350 people an hour!