www.LiftUpThePoor.net website

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  • Amos
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www.LiftUpThePoor.net website

Hello Forum Readers,

We just started a new website called " www.LiftUpThePoor.com . It shares numerous different toilet designs that could be useful in various situations. Your help in sharing the site would be much appreciated.

Although we had various compliments and encouragements on the site, I am finding some do not appreciate some of the photos which possibly should be and will be changed. Yet I fully believe much sickness and deathly famine could be prevented with proper management of waste. I will be gone for a week so likely won't be posting.

Blessings.
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  • JKMakowka
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Re: www.LiftUpThePoor.net website

Quite honestly... get rid of those pictures of starving children!
It paints a completely wrong factual picture (those kind of starving effects don't come from depleted soils or bad sanitation), seems incredibly condescending to me and is also generally considered mal-practise if you are asking for donations.
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  • luethich
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:angry: Fully agree with Julius - this kind of imagery is totally inappropriate and smacks of paternal, neo-colonial do-gooderism...

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I feel like the bashing of the religious, the starving kids and the barrage of animations on the website completely outweigh the quality content on the site. My own personal opinion is that the purpose and content of the website needs to be considered further.

Amos, you said the website shared different toilet designs that could be useful in various situations, but most of the website is not dedicated to this. If this is what the website is meant to be for, a lot of the content on the site shouldn't be there.
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