The mission of FLUSH is to be a sanitation superhero. We intend to raise awareness of sanitation and hygiene in developed countries in order to create change around the world.
Studies show that in order to create philanthropic movements and change, awareness must be built. FLUSH’s goal is to build that awareness and inspire change.
Our first step is to change the public perception of sanitation. Sanitation and “toilets” are considered taboo topics in much of the developed world. And so, we intend to get people talking. This is not a topic for private discussion, it is a public health concern that needs to be talked about, examined, critically assessed and improved. Once people realize this, we can move toward actual change. With this new awareness, our hope is that there will be more experimentation, more innovation, and more interest in transforming the sanitation market in our own lives and the lives of those less fortunate.
In ten years, FLUSH intends to accumulate multiple success stories. Through education, advocacy, and consulting, we will inspire action to create innovative and sustainable sanitation solutions in both developed and developing countries.
Kimberly Worsham, MPA, MIWM is a water and sanitation specialist in the international development industry. She discovered a passion for toilets early as a child, where her curiosity led her to inspect the facilities of every restaurant she entered. Years later, she was reminded of that love while consulting in India, and then continued to follow her passion with work in Australia and Cambodia. Has also worked for international NGOs focused on providing safe drinking water. She was also a founding board member of a local water organization, NYC H2O.
In different lives, she has worked in local government, corporate marketing, and even taught math in Rwanda. She received her MPA and BSc in business at NYU, and a Masters in Integrated Water Management from the University of Queensland as an International WaterCentre Scholar.