We are lucky really; we have running water, clean bathroom facilities, heat when we are cold and food in our tummies when we are hungry. We are blessed in so many ways that it is easy to take for granted these things; instead we crave a bigger house or a better car. We need to count our blessings as in some countries life is a constant struggle, what is heartbreaking is that over 2,000 children die of diarrhoea every day needlessly. With the appropriate sanitation with proper levels of hygiene those children would be saved. We treasure our children; they are our proudest moment in our lives, so I am grateful that Domestos have joined forces with Unicef to make a difference to help these families.
I think I will smile every time I do the cleaning now, seeing the Domestos bottle sitting in the bathroom knowing I am supporting the access to better sanitation and safe water for those in need of it, cutting down on disease and those unnecessary deaths.
The video does help raise much needed awareness. So help Domestos and Unicef with the Community Approaches to Total Sanitation (CATS) programme, watch the video, tweet about it, share it with your friends and family.
We are hoping one day for a bigger house with another bathroom, when you think that 37% of the global population do not have access to improved sanitation – pining for an en-suite suddenly seems frivolous.
So head off to the supermarket and buy a special labelled bottle of Domestos and know 5% will go towards changing the lives of those in the Philppines, South Sudan, Vietnam, India, Indonesia and Brazil. Cleaning might seem less of a chore when you can polish your halo at the same time!
You can also donate through the UNICEF’s world sanitation programme website.
This post has been sponsored by Domestos, but all thoughts are our own