Sanitation First

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Lower Ground Floor,Limpley Mill
1 Lower Stoke,Bath

01225 723673

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Our vision is a world where everyone has access to clean, safe sanitation. We have created a sanitation system designed to solve this problem. 

Sanitation First is a UK based charity providing GroSan toilets in the developing world. We put sanitation first, all our projects start with a toilet.

2.4 billion people around the world don't have access to a toilet, the impact this has on people's health, wellbeing and ability to lead productive lives is huge.

Our vision is a work where everyone has access to clean, safe sanitation.

We work with some of the poorest communities in the developing world.

Impact on health

Diarrhoea kills 2,195 children every day – more than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined. (WASH)

Lack of sanitation spreads illness and disease; children under five are especially vulnerable, malnourished and weakened by poverty.

(World Health Organisation) estimates 90% of children who currently die annually from the effects of diarrhoea could be saved through prevention or better treatment.

Our GroSan toilets turn what is normally seen as waste into a safe natural compost and fertiliser. 

Key factors: Requires minimal water (only for washing, not flushing!) odour free, non-polluting, sustainable, low maintenance and designed to last for decades.

We work in India and Sierra Leone.

We all know how important clean water is, but without effective sanitation it can only take us so far.  Why dig wells if the water is polluted with raw sewage becasue no-one has a toilet?

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