A MOSSLEY charity is helping flush poverty away in far-flung continents.
Toilets at Emmaus Mossley have been uniquely ‘twinned’ with four school toilet blocks in Chad, Uganda, Pakistan and India.
It is part of the charity campaign ‘Toilet Twinning’ which raises funds for proper toilets in poor nations, along with clean water and hygiene education.
They highlight diarrhoea as one of the main causes of death in small children in poorer parts of the world and many die before their fifth birthday.
Companions, staff, volunteers and trustees at Emmaus Mossley are supporting the project as part of their solidarity commitment to ‘serve first those who suffer most’ and £1,000 has been donated for the toilet blocks.
Emmaus Mossley – part of an international movement – offers formerly homeless people a place to live, a sense of community and a chance of meaningful work.
Lorraine Kingsley, Toilet Twinning CEO, said: “It’s very moving that these toilets have been twinned thanks to the hard work of people who have themselves faced tough challenges and managed to turn their lives around with the help of Emmaus.”
Other acts of solidarity carried out by companions include help for the local food bank, providing winter clothing in Manchester for rough sleepers, maintenance of a stretch of local canal and fundraising events.