“Growing up in Indonesia, my family had the privilege of having a well-functioning toilet in our home, but I was aware that not everyone has that privilege. I still remember seeing my neighbors using the gutters in the street as a toilet. Access to toilets and basic sanitation is essential to personal and public health, as well as personal dignity. This should be a basic human right, and yet it is still a major problem in many developing countries.
WTO was formed to change that. WTO works with public / private organizations, as well as government bodies on projects to improve toilet and sanitation conditions worldwide.”
Nielsen Hermanto is a Product Manager at a software company in Canada and has experience in a broad range of business functions across Asian and North American industries. More importantly, she deeply appreciates the mission that WTO champions because of her personal background. Nielsen grew up in an area of Indonesia where she witnessed the unfortunate state of sanitation and the negative effects it can have on society. Nielsen has always been passionate about toilets, and she is excited to be bringing her expertise and passion to her work with the WTO.