Imagine you live in a small village with your family. Your home provides good shelter, but your village has no proper sanitation facilities, forcing you and everyone else nearby to use a nearby field as your bathroom. As difficult as this is on its own, harsh weather and heavy rains make it even more uncomfortable.
Sadly, this is a daily reality for roughly 1 billion people in South Asia who do not have access to proper sanitation facilities. This lack can be not only embarrassing and shameful, but it can also be dangerous.
A Village in Need of Toilets
Gospel for Asia (GFA) pastor Zacchaeus and his family served the Lord in such a village. The village had no proper sanitation facilities and no knowledge of proper health and hygiene practices. They struggled daily because of this lack of toilets, which forced them to go to the bathroom among wildlife, in inclement weather conditions, and oftentimes in front of other people. The threat of illness was always lurking due to contamination and exposure to harsh weather. The villagers needed a solution.
A Clean Start for a Village
Pastor Zacchaeus knew the struggle of the villagers and prayed for toilets to be installed in the area…
Learn how to help protect people’s health, prevent diseases and help cure illnesses through donating towards Medical Camps, Mosquito Nets and constructing Outdoor Toilets.
Learn more by reading this GFA World Special Report: Fight Against Open Defecation Continues – Using Outdoor Toilets to Improve Sanitation
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