Hygiene education is key to stopping the spread of disease in the developing world. People need to understand how disease spreads and what they can do to stop it. It's about hand-washing at appropriate times, especially after using the toilet and before handling food.
You read it right. Your gift of plastic poop will be used in an innovative hygiene training program in Bolivia that facilitates discussion of sanitation issues. Participants are given a "gift" which generates excitement and interest. When they open it, they discover plastic poop (or a fly or rat). It stimulates open discussion and analysis of sanitary practices in their village.