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Who Gives A Crap

POSTED BY LifeloungeStaff ON 10 JUL 2012 @ 11:27 AM
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Not having a toilet would be a really bad thing. Imagine not having the access to basic sanitation; no clean running water, no sewerage system, no nothing. It's a very real problem that 2.4 billion people people (that's nearly 40% of the world's population) face every day. It's responsible for the deaths of 4,000 children under the age of five EVERY DAY. Yep, it's not good, and if finding a solution seems like a mission impossible then don't don't sweat it too hard coz there's some peeps out there who gettin' all Ethan Hunt on it. 

Enter Simon Griffiths. The Co-Founder and CEO of the social enterprise bizz Good Goods has today launched it's crowdfunding campaign for the philanthropic toilet paper company Who Gives A Crap. WGAC will be giving 50% of its profits to build toilets for the people around the globe who need 'em, badly. What a rad dude, huh? Wait, it gets better

Part of Simon's master plan is to literally sit on a toilet until the campaign raises its first $50,000 on IndieGoGo, the global equivalent of Kickstarter. The $50,000 will go towards producing the initial run of WGAC dunny roll aptly named First Edition. Those who support the cause will be able to pre-order the product as well score extra rewards.

So, if you

A) Wanna help those in need
B) Be a part of something really clever and globally awesome
C) Help a dude get off the can

Jump onto whogivesacrap.org/launch to check out all the details and to get on board. Also, if you're keen to get keep up to date on Simon's well being, you can hit up the webcam at whogivesacrap.org for a live feed. Don't worry though, "no bad angles" is a promise...


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