Thursday, November 25, 2010

Australian Red Cross & Caroma launch campaign on toilet & sanitation issues in Asia-Pacific


On World Toilet Day (Friday, 19th November), Red Cross and leading bathroom brand Caroma launched a joint, long-term fundraising program – ‘I Love my Bathroom’; to highlight the plight of the two billion people around the world who don’t have access to basic sanitation.

‘I Love my Bathroom’, is an ongoing campaign designed to raise money to build toilet facilities and provide clean water for adults and children in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Timor Leste, and as a result help reduce disease and deaths associated with lack of sanitation.

The website http://www.ilovemybathroom.com.au/ provides information on how to donate towards the much needed program.

Red Cross and Caroma are working together to improve water and sanitation facilities for those most in need, but all Australians can make a contribution to changing lives. For example in Vietnam, $20 will buy a water filter for one household; $95 will build a household wooden-structured latrine; $570 will provide a rainwater harvesting tank for a village; and $6,000 will build a school latrine for up to 400 children.

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