Photos of the Latrine in Dr. Ataklti Latrine

People Served


Thanks To

271 donors


October 2012

Solution Type


Local Partner

A Glimmer of Hope

Field Notes

charity: water funded a Rainwater Harvesting System at this school in 2010, but these students did not have a clean, private place to use the bathroom, which is essential for preventing diseases and keeping kids in school. Your money has provided students here with improved sanitation (toilets), which can reduce diarrheal deaths by as much as 32%. You've also helped build handwashing stations here so students can practice safe hygiene every day.

Girls in developing countries miss up to a week of class each month, or even drop out of school, when they hit puberty because they don't have a private place to use the bathroom or wash during their school day. charity: water invests in separate latrines for girls and boys to ensure privacy and maintain dignity for students. Want a real example? See how toilets at school helped change 11-year-old Khadija's life in rural Bangladesh here.

See the Rainwater Harvesting System built at this school here.

The remainder of the cost of this project was funded by individual donations for a total of $947.39