In Peru, 42% of the rural population does not have an adequate toilet, which promotes the spread of diseases such as cholera, diarrhea and schistosomiasis.
According to Expreso, this situation exposes thousands of people to constant dangers by having to walk kilometers away in look for a silo or sewer.
“Worldwide, the reality is even more worrisome. More than 2,000 million people lack access to drinking water and about 4,500 million people do not have bathrooms in their homes or have poor sanitation systems”, the aforementioned media said.
The program “Baños Cambian Vidas” (Bathrooms Save Lives), promoted by Suave, is carried out jointly with the NGO Water For People, seeking to reduce the risk of the spread of deadly diseases due to the lack of basic sanitation and the communities to grow healthier.
The initiative has benefited more than 6,000 people in Peru for the third consecutive year, as well as 39 communities and 16 schools. “In 2018, it sought to benefit 31 communities and more than 1,800 residents of the towns of Cascas and Asunción, in the departments of La Libertad and Cajamarca”, Expreso informed.