Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2007
World Toilet Organisation
This description of Jack Sim's work was prepared when Jack Sim was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2007.
Jack Sim, founder of the World Toilet Organization, wants to restructure the field of sanitation worldwide. Providing humanity with clean, safe and convenient toilets is a familiar goal, but it remains a distant one because of cultural taboos, poor funding and a lack of political will. About 40 percent of humanity still lives without access to improved sanitation, and Jack believes the only way to meet the immense demand is through an orchestrated global campaign and the use of market forces to bring sanitation to everyone.
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