More people have cell phones than toilets

May 3, 2013

Back from Uganda, now in Canada for our first full week, the question from someone happy to see us is given to Jon.

‘So, what do you like the most about Canada?’

Jon: ‘The clean toilets.’

You think my son is a funny boy. He is. But clean toilets, something we, naturally, don’t like to talk about, is a pretty big deal around much of the world.

In fact, more people – about 6 billion of the world’s 7 billion folks – have access to a cell phone. Only about 4.5 billion have access to any toilet, clean or otherwise.

This is the world we live in.


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