Peru: Just a Vacation Destination?

Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu - Facts

Peru is one of the most popular travel destinations featuring the beauties of Machu Picchu. Though it beams gorgeous scenery, Peru is not just a vacation destination. Rural Peru is in desperate need for clean water and basic sanitation needs such as toilets. Imagine life without a toilet? 

Rural PeruWater Crisis

In the world today, 2.5 billion people are without an adequate toilet and rural areas account for 80% of those lacking access to clean water. Proper sewage systems are necessary for preventing communicable disease, clean drinking water, and access to sanitation. 10% of the global disease burden could be reduced with improved sanitation.

Rose George expresses the global scarcity of sanitation and the need for toilets in her soft-humored Ted Talks:

To learn more about Peru and how you can help, click HERE and don’t forget to check out the latest water sanitation devices HERE.