Cynthia (right), pictured with her mother, Pamela, has been sponsored by Donna in Arkansas since 2012. Sponsorship benefits help children like Cynthia stay healthy through good nutrition and durable homes.
Families around the world work hard to keep their children healthy and Unbound is committed to partnering with them. From daily nutrition to recovery from major illnesses, the health benefits that result from Unbound sponsorship are many. On National Child Health Day Oct. 3, we celebrate the efforts of the Unbound community in improving the health of children around the world. Read more
The new latrine.
Morena stands in the doorway of her home with her family.
Laura’s old latrine did not have a door and was falling down.
The new latrine Laura and her family built.
From left: Rosa, Hector and their puppy.
According to the United Nations
, 2.5 billion people lack access to proper sanitation, including toilets or latrines, with dramatic consequences on human health, dignity and security, the environment, and social and economic development.
This latrine in Uganda afforded no privacy and is no longer usable.
By Elizabeth Alex, community outreach and media relations director for Unbound
The United Nations has designated Wednesday, Nov. 19, as a day to talk about toilets.
At first glance it may seem an odd topic to dwell on for a day. Most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about toilets.
Unless you happen to be one of the people without access to one.
According to the United Nations, almost 2,000 children die every day from preventable diarrheal diseases.
An October 2008 study by the United Nations University reported that “installing toilets and ensuring safe water supplies would do more to end crippling poverty and improve world health than any other measure.î CFCA projects in El Salvador, Kenya, Ecuador and Mexico provided photographs showing sanitation conditions in their communities.
How you can help
Donate to CFCA’s Healthy Communities Fund to improve basic health and hygiene services and facilities for families and communities.
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