Seventy percent of people in SSA have no access to a ‘basic’ or ‘safe’ toilet , which causes substantial health and economic impacts. For instance, poor sanitation and hygiene contribute to the diarrhoeal deaths of 289,000 children under the age of five each year . Our project will help to rectify this erroneous situation by implementing a proven, sustainable sanitation model, FINISH, which will mobilise communities, governments, financiers and businesses, to construct 5,000,000 improved toilets that will serve 25,000,000 beneficiaries across Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Ethiopia as well as two additional African countries. This will reduce diarrheal disease transmission by at least five percent in beneficiary communities, reduce medical expenditures related to diarrhoea, increase the privacy and dignity of women, generate over 2,250,000 tonnes of compost annually for agriculture, and create more than 273,000 jobs. Every dollar invested will leverage 4 dollar through commercial financing creating system change.
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