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The Gift of a Loo

We take a private, protected, working toilet totally for granted here in the UK... but in Sri Lanka, a toilet is never a given.

Without tools to dig the pit (through stone-hard ground), or money to make or buy the bricks to build a privy, the only other recourse is a bush, or the roadside, or whatever modicum of privacy can be found in a moment of desperation! Snakes, deadly insects, open weather, barbed wire, and unhygienic waste also share this space.  There is no McDonald’s to duck into, and likely few neighbors wealthy enough to even have one to share.

The need to use a loo is a basic necessity of mankind. To a Sri Lankan, the gift of one changes their normal every-day in the most meaningful, extraordinary way.

'You may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks, you are a pretty rich man..'

Seth Parker

Rajah, Kowshi, and their three children (Abishek, 12, Angel, 9, and Jerom, 8) own their own property— on which they have a small home, which consists of a single bedroom, a hall and small kitchen […]

Build a Toilet for Rajah & Kowshi

Rathy and Thavanesan have two children— a joyful little girl named Beulah, age 7, and son Dilaxshan, who was born with special needs, being mentally slow and blind in both eyes. Dilaxshan sadly suffers from fits, and is […]

Build a Toilet for Thavanesan & Rathy

Radika grew up in a Children’s home and has no parents or close family members. After Ruban and Radika survived several years of personal hardship and grief that nearly tore their family apart, Ruben was able to open up his own shop […]

Build a Toilet for Ruban & Radika

Jasotha and Thavanesan live on their own land in a small hut made from tin and bricks mixed together with shells and clay. In the rainy season their house is flooded and they have to move to another area to stay. They have 3 children; Sherin aged 11, Delson aged […]

Build a Toilet for Thavanesan & Jasotha

Pavi and Semitha along with their 2 year old son, Elroy, live in Jaffna. Pavi has his own small shop where he does electrical repairs. The couple also work part-time for the church, overseeing the house groups and youth ministry. […]

Build a Toilet for Pavi & Semitha

If you decide to cover the complete cost of a project, whether it is a community building, a well or a home, we will arrange for a plaque with your name or business to be displayed on the construction. Alternatively, you might like the plaque to be made in memory of a loved one.

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