Meet our impact partners
While we take pride in contributing to the construction of toilets and find them incredibly vital, we acknowledge that we are not the sole experts in providing proper sanitation solutions for the billions of people in need.
Therefore, we collaborate with remarkable organizations that specialize in working closely with local communities to develop sustainable and scalable sanitation solutions. By joining forces with these partners, we can effectively address the pressing issue of sanitation and create a lasting impact on the lives of those we aim to assist.
771 million people — about 1 in 10 — lack access to safe water; 1.7 billion — about 1 in 4 — lack access to a toilet. Water.org is dedicated to changing this, empowering families through access to affordable financing and expert resources to make household water and toilet solutions a reality. Water.org is an international nonprofit organization that has positively transformed millions of lives around the world with access to safe water and sanitation. Founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, Water.org pioneers market-driven financial solutions to the global water crisis — breaking down barriers to give women hope, children health, and families a bright future.
Find out more about Water.org at https://water.org/
East meets West (A program by Thrive Networks)
East Meets West is an international NGO pioneering evidence-based programs in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), healthy cities, and resilient communities. Here are some statistics and programs that they are doing.
People impacted since 1988
People supported with clean water
People with improved sanitation
Women Led Wash:
In Southeast Asia, nearly 185 million people do not have basic sanitation facilities, and over 100 million people lack access to clean water. Resulting community health complications are deeply compounded for women and girls in the realms of education, leadership, maternal and child health, and poverty eradication. East Meets West’s women-led WASH programs tackle water and sanitation barriers by delivering education, information and leadership through outstanding women’s organizations such the Vietnam Women’s Union, a well-connected mobilizing force with 17 million members, to spur gender-transformative WASH into action.
Women with whom they work build confidence to negotiate critical needs within the family structure, spurring organic and sustainable gender equality in the broader community and subsequently within the construct of WASH programming and policy. East Meets West trains women leaders to educate families about new and affordable solutions. These women facilitate regular meetings to engage and empower other women, supporting them to identify WASH challenges and providing them with the advice, tools and options available to create a sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene lifestyle.
Wash in Schools:
When challenging weather conditions such as destructive flooding and powerful storms contaminate surface and ground water, families are forced to drink unclear water, which sickens children and hurts communities. Without proper sanitation and medical treatment, waterborne illnesses such as intestinal worms can devastate a community. Children readily spread the parasites to each other, and the toll from missing school for weeks or even months causes long-term damage to the outcomes of whole villages.
East Meets West’s WASH in Schools program installs water filtration systems and handwashing basins and latrines for kindergartens, primary schools and secondary schools in rural and mountainous areas where daily living conditions of pupils and teachers are very difficult. The program also aims to raise awareness for school hygiene, conducting a behavior change campaign promoting handwashing.
Each water purification system we install delivers drinking water for 400 to 850 students using well-established reverse osmosis and ultraviolet (UV) technologies. As part of the installation of handwashing facilities, they also work with local departments of education to teach students about environmental cleanliness and personal hygiene.
Find out more about Thrive Networks at https://thrivenetworks.org/
Toilets for People
The mission of TFP's non-profit arm is to train partners and craftsmen how to build affordable, long-lasting composting toilets using local materials.
The TFP training program includes instructing partners and local craftsmen how to build, install and maintain waterless composting toilets using local materials. This locally-driven approach is cost-effective, adaptive to site-specific needs, and scalable.
TFP's composting toilets are suitable for private households, schools, clinics and vulnerable populations (elderly, infirmed and disabled) in refugee camps or displaced persons camps post-disaster. Their toilets are particularly well suited for locations where pit latrines and flush toilets fail - especially flood-prone areas.
All on-location toilet construction and training projects are performed by TFP's non-profit foundation. TFP has conducted composting toilet training and installation projects in Haiti, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru and Senegal with their partner NGOs.
The composting toilet technology TFP uses is one of the simplest, most proven, and popular private composting toilet designs in the developed world. They are bringing this technology to the developing world by using low-cost, local materials, appropriate technology and local labor.
Smart investments in sanitation can reduce disease, increase family incomes, keep girls in school, help preserve the environment, and enhance human dignity. Community Development NGOs (non-governmental organizations) that are working to bring health, improved quality of life and safety to those living in poverty around the world understand the importance of providing access to a sustainable, private, and hygienic toilets to the people they serve. This is especially true for women and girls who suffer disproportionately when there is a lack of access to toilets.
Find out more about Toilets for People at: https://www.toiletsforpeople.com/projects