ENVIRO LOO TOILET PROJECT – FROM DANGER TO DIGNITY

One of the most basic human needs – sanitary, private and safe bathroom facilities –  is not available for roughly 45,000 school children in Limpopo Province. Most rural schools use pit toilets, which are holes in wooden structures that drop waste into a pit dug deep into the ground. Often they have no doors, ventilation or even seats.

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When pit toilets become too disgusting or dangerous to use, students and teachers will often relieve themselves in the South African bush, among snakes and insects.

Students who use pit toilets are exposed to disease, injury and even death. Those who wander into the bush face humiliation and danger. The problem has become so severe that the South African government is seeking assistance.

To meet this need we have begun building environmentally friendly, waterless, safe toilets known as Enviro-Loos. We have built 227 toilet stalls for schools, preschools and for our Del Cramer and Mountain View campuses to provide safe toilets and reduce the use of water.

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PROVISION OF SAFE DRINKING WATER

In partnership with Rotary International and grants from Hy-Vee, we are drilling wells, 31 completed, in rural villages to provide children with clean drinking water, as well as farmers with drip irrigation for their crops.

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FEMININE HYGIENE KITS

Every girl in the world deserves education, safety, and dignity. We help girls gain access to quality sustainable feminine hygiene and awareness, by direct distribution of sustainable feminine hygiene kits, by partnering with nonprofits, groups and organizations, by raising awareness, and by helping communities around the world start their own programs.

Our Feminine Hygiene project has distributed more than 13,000 feminine hygiene kits since we began in 2014. We continue to distribute thousands of hygiene kits throughout each year. We also host at least one menstrual health outreach team each year.

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