At Farrington Oils, we believe in making a positive impact on the world around us. This year, we are proud to announce our chosen charity, Toilet Twinning, as part of our commitment to improving sanitation and transforming lives. Toilet Twinning is an inspiring organisation dedicated to addressing the global sanitation crisis by providing access to clean and safe toilets for those in need. In this blog post, we will delve into the vital work of Toilet Twinning, the impact it has on communities, and how you can get involved to help make a difference.
We have proudly twinned all 3 toilets available at Farrington Oils HQ with the following…
Uganda, Rubaya, Kabale District
Ethiopia, Begedamo Geteme, Doyogena
Why Toilet Twinning?
The underlying principle of Toilet Twinning is to raise awareness about the global sanitation crisis and engage individuals and communities in taking practical steps towards addressing it. Through their website, people can “twin” their toilets by making a donation, which goes directly towards funding the building and maintenance of latrines in areas where they are desperately needed. Toilet Twinning funds global water and sanitation programmes run by Tearfund.
One of the remarkable aspects of Toilet Twinning is the personal connection it creates between donors and the communities they are supporting. After twinning their toilet, individuals receive a certificate that displays the GPS coordinates of the latrine block they are supporting, along with a photograph and information about the location. This tangible connection helps donors understand the impact of their contribution and the transformative effect it can have on people’s lives.
Tearfund’s partners work alongside communities, bringing people together in workshops and action groups focused on issues that concern them – such as farming. You can view their most recent report here.
The Impact of Toilet Twinning:
The work of Toilet Twinning extends beyond just providing toilets. They also emphasise the importance of proper hygiene practices and provide education and training to communities on sanitation and health-related issues. By taking a holistic approach, the organisation aims to improve overall health, reduce the spread of diseases, and empower communities to break free from the cycle of poverty and illness.
Toilet Twinning mission aligns with the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations, specifically Goal 6, which focuses on ensuring access to clean water and sanitation for all. By supporting the organisation’s efforts, individuals and organisations contribute to global efforts to achieve this crucial goal, making a tangible and lasting difference in the lives of vulnerable communities.
How You Can Make a Difference:
We encourage everyone to join us in supporting Toilet Twinning.
Every pound counts and goes directly towards building toilets, providing hygiene education, and supporting ongoing projects. Your generosity can transform lives and communities.
Toilet Twinning is a unique and innovative initiative that combines awareness-raising, fundraising, and community engagement to address the global sanitation crisis. By twinning toilets, individuals and organisations play a vital role in improving hygiene conditions, promoting health, and empowering communities in need. Through their work, they exemplify the power of collective action and individual contributions in creating a world where everyone has access to safe and dignified sanitation facilities.
At Farrington Oils we are excited to support Toilet Twinning and contribute to their mission of improving sanitation worldwide. Together, we can help break the cycle of poverty, improve health outcomes, and empower communities to thrive. Let’s unite and make a difference by providing clean and safe toilets to those in need. Join us in supporting Toilet Twinning and be a part of this transformative journey. Together, we can create a world where everyone has access to basic sanitation and the opportunity to lead a healthier, more dignified life.
Images sourced from toilettwinning.org