World Toilet Day


Toilet Twinning

From the World Toilet Day website:
“A toilet is small but mighty – just like a hummingbird! The hummingbird is the symbol of World Toilet Day and World Water Day 2023.
In the ancient story, a hummingbird does what she can to fight a great fire – carrying droplets of water in her beak. Her actions – even though  small – are helping solve a big problem.”
World Toilet Day is an official United Nations international observance day on 19 November to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. Worldwide, 3.5 billion people live without safe toilets. and around 419 million people practice open defecation.
Have you considered twinning your toilets?
a sign saying 'this toilet is twinned with Latrine No 569' giving the country, latitude and longitude.

"Twin your toilet and fund a project in a community that helps families to build their own basic toilet, access clean water and learn about hygiene – a vital combination that saves lives".

Make a difference

While I’ve done several children’s meetings talking about how small simple changes can make a big difference, you don’t need to have a children’s meeting to do this.
Some meeting houses have put out ‘spend a penny + donate a penny’ boxes in their toilets to fund the twinning. Others have held bake sales – however you raise the money, you’re also raising awareness of something that too many people take for granted.
Toilet Twinning, which is part of Tearfund, reports that some months they find 20% of their donations come from people who say they saw the certificate in someone else’s loo. So your small action can grow!


Take action and be the change, find out ways that you can make personal commitments to solve the water and sanitation crisis. 

Wendrie Heywood

Wendrie Heywood

MBS Founder

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