This I Believe - Rhode Island: Toilets

Providence, RI – In our more thoughtful moments, we stop to appreciate - really appreciate - some of life's most common comforts, say, the food we eat throughout the day, the water we drink, and the roof that's over our head. Sunil Bhatia reminds us that we ought to keep one other of life's most basic comforts on that list.

Bhatia, a resident of Barrington, Rhode Island, is a professor in the Human Development department and the Director of the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy at Connecticut College. His book, American Karma, was published in 2007. In 2006, Bhatia founded Friends of Shelter Associates to raise awareness about lack of sanitation in the slums of Western India.