It's World Toilet Day! Here are 3 ways to celebrate.

November 19 is World Toilet Day! While toilets may seem like an odd thing to celebrate, the purpose of this day is to raise awareness and inspire action to tackle a simple but neglected topic – sanitation and water access.

According to the WHO, 2 billion people lack a safe, sanitary and private place to go #1 and #2 today. Over four billion people live without safely managed sanitation in their communities, and three billion do not have access to basic hand washing facilities.

Open defecation significantly increases child death rates in rural communities and girls in particular face harassment and assault. Access to safe water and sanitation is a human right. It is essential to protecting human dignity, health and potential. And it is fundamental to reducing poverty.

Your support makes LWR contributions to water, sanitation and hygiene around the world possible! Together, we distribute Personal Care Kits, construct latrines and washrooms, and help strengthen community waste management systems. Access to sanitation and toilets means girls are more likely to stay in school, child mortality rates decrease, and people are protected from disease…all from a simple toilet!

Here are three ways to celebrate this year’s World Toilet Day.

Make Personal Care Kits

For people who have lost everything from a natural disaster or life-threatening violence, Personal Care Kits provide simple items that promote dignity and good health. Give hope through by giving a Personal Care Kit.

School children in Hualgayoc, Peru
School children practice hand washing after receiving Personal Care Kits during an LWR distribution at their school in Hualgayoc, Peru. School teachers often use distributions to reinforce important messages such as how and when to wash hands.

Give the gift of water

Help families around the world access water through a gift of an Emergency Water Filtration System, Safe Water in Schools, and a Family Water System. You can also make a donation to help however it's needed most.

When LWR responds to emergencies, we often provide emergency water filters as well as hygiene kits in addition to other necessary relief items.


Haiyan Recovery Aldrin Lauding
LWR trained Aldrin Lauding in the Philippines to build and sell cement toilets. Now, he’s earning additional income for his family and improving local sanitation for his community. By making toilets locally, we support the local economy and train families on hygiene practices.


Water tower construction in Bihar, India
LWR helps build both household, irrigation, and community water systems where needed. This tower will provide water to all the families in this community in Bihar, India.

Play The Toilet Privilege Game


Play The Toilet Privilege GameToilets shouldn’t be taken for granted. Check your “toilet privilege” with this game.