Stories about: Water and sanitation

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  • Choosing to forgive

    This story contains details of violence that some readers may find upsetting. It was late evening when Joel saw lights in the neighbouring village.…

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  • Latrine building

    Comfort and joy

    Even a short wait for the loo can feel like an eternity. For the women of Sangtu Miana in Afghanistan, the wait could last a very long time.

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  • Handwashing


    It was a long gruelling walk to the nearest water for Priscilla in rural Uganda. So they brought the water to her with a new scheme. The secret is gravity...

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  • Hands holding a bar of soap

    Next to Godliness

    Some people are never without their fitness trackers. Zargul from rural Afghanistan has a ‘wellness tracker’ and she keeps it in her pocket. ‘I carry…

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  • Flushing Away Inequality

    Angela Thorne and her family recently spent two weeks in Uganda on a Tearfund Go placement. Living and working alongside Tearfund partner WATSAN,…

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  • Lack of toilets is out of order

    Over two billion people around the world lack access to a safe, clean toilet of their own. It’s bad news for every one of those people. However it…

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  • Fifty years, fifty countries: Sierra Leone

    Between 2014 and 2015 the Ebola epidemic ravaged Sierra Leone. More than 11,300 people died, the country’s finances plummeted and the people of Sierra Leone were faced with a long, slow struggle to recovery...

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