A toilet is something that most of us take for granted everyday. It is something that you perhaps appreciate more when you are out camping in the bush or on a big adventure and don't have access to one. But for some people it is an thing that can change their lives and health outcomes for ever.
Today we had the privilege of making our first small but significant donation to Empowering Cambodia's Flush Fund with monies raised from Kerryann's "ice bucket" challenge. If you would like to join us in making a world of difference, you can to donate to the Flush Fund HERE.
"Hello everyone! My name is Chuon Chan and I have 6 members in my family - 4 girls and 2 boys. My family received a toilet 4 months ago from Empowering Cambodia. Previously, it was so difficult for us to go to the toilet, because we had to go to the field which is about 300 or 400 metres away. Sometimes we have to dig a hole near our house at night and bury our waste. Because of these bad habits, we always faced disease and illness because of our unhealthy hygiene and it cost a lot of money to make us well again.
After we received a toilet from Empowering Cambodia we are all so happy because it is not difficult for us to go to the toilet anymore and we no longer need to go around our home or in the field. Now because we do not have disease or illness because we have a toilet and good hygiene practice, we can also save money that we used to spend on medicine.
I would like to say thank you to Empowering Cambodia for providing us with our own toilet. We will take good care of it and keep it clean. We would like suggest that you provide more toilets for other people in the village who have the same problems that we did when we did not have a toilet. Now and in the future we will have good health and wellbeing."