Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast is Lifting the Lid to Flush Away Poverty!
Claiborne House B&B twins toilet in Burundi Africa to save lives after Innkeeper Shellie Leete says "THIS REALLY STINKS!"
INNKEEPER SHELLIE LEETE SAYS "THIS REALLY STINKS!"
Shellie Leete often feels the drudgery of maintaining a large historic home with 6 guest rooms and 8 toilets to clean. She learned that everyday 5000 children under 5 die needlessly from diarrheal diseases. She heard about toilet twinning on Twitter and decided that was something The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast could do, twin one of their loos!
WHAT DOES TOILET TWINNING MEAN?
When you twin your toilet, your toilet is linked with a latrine Africa. You'll receive a framed certificate of your toilet's twin, containing a photo, the latrine's location and its GPS coordinates so you can look it up on Google Maps.
Tearfund and Cord will use the money raised to help households have their own loo; enjoy better health; go to school and work; and fund other projects to alleviate poverty around the world.
Since the launch of Toilet Twinning in 2009, more than 1,600 latrines have been built in Burundi – providing safe restrooms for nearly 10,000 people! Providing the people there a clean and safe to go to the restroom.
DID YOU KNOW?
For people in poor communities, a hole in the ground is quite literally a life saver – protecting women from the risk of attack as they find somewhere private to squat, and shielding children from preventable diarrhoeal diseases. By twinning a toilet you'll be helping those who most need it access safe sanitation, clean water and hygiene education.
So on your next visit to The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast in Rocky Mount Virginia, you will notice a framed photo of their twinned toilet when you stay in The Blue Ridge Room. Shellie decided to put the photo with info in that bathroom as it is a popular room at their bed and breakfast and she wants to get the word out to promote this fantastic organization Toilet Twinning.
Visit http://www.ToiletTwinning.org for more info and to help save lives!
The Claiborne House is a fantastic family owned and operated bed and breakfast in the Blue Ridge of Virginia, learn more from their website http://www.claibornehouse.net/
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