Poop Matters


In God We Trust
As any regular reader of PoopReport knows, I live in India now. I
moved to Delhi in November, where I've been working for an ad agency
that keeps me too busy to find time to work on a book about
sanitation I've been planning to write. Delhi is a pretty crazy place
to be -- some days exhilarating, some days horrifying.

While here, I've come across a great cause related to the subject of
your favorite website: raising money to build toilets for
lowest-caste girls studying at the Pardada Pardadi school
in rural Uttar Pradesh.

Today, these students are forced to suffer the dangers and
humiliation of waking up before sunrise to relieve themselves in
nearby fields. This is incredibly unsanitary and quite demeaning --
imagine if you had to wait until the sun was down before you could
use the bathroom, no matter how bad you had to go?

But a toilet really can change their lives. It will directly impact
the health and the dignity of these students, their families, and
their villages as a whole.

A single dual-pit toilet based on the Sulabh model (which converts
waste into fertilizer and needs to be serviced only once every five
years) costs $250. Every little bit helps -- $1 is enough to cover
lunch for four laborers building the toilets. But if you give a full
$250, Pardada Pardadi will give you naming rights and send you
picture of your toilet and of the girl and the family to whom you've
given such a great gift.

You can learn a lot more at http://www.poopreport.com/Village
. I'd be honored if you'd consider making a donation. Please take a

The New Yorker

Is a way of life
ok sorry but i thought this was funny.
Funny? Or disturbing that you think this is funny? Or is it funny I wanna see that one chic use it? Oh wait I think that's disturbing.....

Hey did you see the non-slip foot pads on the floor? Now that's funny