I truly feel lucky that we live how we do. Things could be a lot worse. We have simple things like food, water and proper toilets. As many as 2.5 billion people live without toilet access. That's two fifths of the worlds population. This causes 2000 children to die daily, mostly from diarrhoea. I had no idea this number was so high. It seems like such a basic thing to have a safe, clean toilet.
Domestos and the Unilever Foundation have joined together with UNICEF to try and help this situation for some of the thousands of people affected. How are they doing this you may ask? By supporting UNICEF's Community Approach to Total Sanitation (CATS) programme.
The CATS programme helps teach people simple things. Simple things we do daily to help prevent spreading diseases. It also helps to raise awareness. Its currently in 50 countries and helps a huge 13.5 million people world wide but it could be helping more.
Domestos are helping the CATS programme by donating 5% of the average proceeds received from specially marked bottles of Domestos. This will help countries such as Philippines, South Sudan and Vietnam who are apart of the CATS programme. It will also help resources to improve sanitation in India, Indonesia and Brazil.
As result of this programme school aged children are being helped with clean water and proper sanitation and hygiene facilities.I can't even imagine Paige was a 4/5 year old and not having a proper, clean toilet.
How you can help...
1. Buy the special bottles of Domestos
2. Share the video
3. Tweet using the hashtag #mumsfortoilets
4. Spread the word between family and friends
*Disclaimer - This post has been sponsored by UNICEF but all thoughts and opinions are my own*