Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Water has long been at the core of sustainable development and is crucial for food production, energy and socio-economic development, healthy ecosystems and life.
We believe that access to clean and safer drinking water is a basic and fundamental human right. As the global population grows, so does the demand for safe drinking water. It is imperative that communities have enough for their needs. It is important to also consider dignity and safety of women who require access to clean, private sanitation facilities to manage menstruation and maternity.
The water issue must be addressed in conjunction with sanitation. Together, they are vital in the fight against water borne diseases and improving the health, education and economic productivity of the affected populations.
We are committed to drilling clean water wells, installing filtration units, improving access to safe and clean drinking water, helping devise water solutions, and providing necessary sanitation facilities in some the world’s most vulnerable communities.
We need your support to provide clean and safe drinking water to the world’s poorest. Please donate today towards our WASH fund so we can get help to those that desperately need it.
2.1 billion people lack access to clean and safe drinking water
People in developing countries spend on average 6 hours a day collecting water
People in developing countries travel on average 6 km a day to collect water
Donate towards our water rollers and water wells to fulfil the water needs and to help people get access to clean, safe drinking water in Western region of Gambia
What are the challenges?
According to a report written on July 12 2017, the World Health Organisation stated that more than 2.1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water. That equates to more than one third of the global population.
Another report written released on 29th August 2016 by the World health Organisation highlighted the startling figures showing the extent of illnesses and diseases caused by water-borne diseases. It stated that 1 out of 5 children under the age of 5 were killed every year due to water-borne diseases.
In 2017 a report released by UNICEF stated that 4.5 billion people lack safely managed sanitation services
Water and the Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015. The goals are a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. The goals have been designed to push stakeholders into a collective effort to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.
SDG 6 labelled clean water and sanitation focuses on “Ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”. The targets cover all aspects of both the water cycle and sanitation systems,
Unclean water and child mortality
Diarrhoea causes the death of an estimated 1.5 million children per year, mostly among children under 5 who are residing in developing countries. it is unclean water that is the primary reason along with poor sanitation which are also the leading cause of child mortality. Diarrhoea is associated with insufficient water supply, inadequate sanitation, water contamination and poor hygiene practices.
Water rollers are a real lifeline for vulnerable communities in developing countries. These rollers have a capacity of 90 L and it means that the number of visits to water facilities are halved saving hours of daily travel time. it also means that people are not exhausted carrying water containers for several kilometres. This simple solution allows the vulnerable to fill the container and either push or pull back home with ease.
General Water Fund
Help us provide access to clean and safe drinking water, construct toilets and improve sanitation and hygiene to the worlds’ poorest communities.
We will not stop until we provide all this but we cannot do this without you.
Please help us transform lives today. Everyone has the right to water. Everyone has the right to life.
Give today. Give water. Give Life.
£10 per month
support our water fund
£25 per month
support our water fund
Could provide one person with clean safe drinking water for a year
Could provide a family with an emergency supply of water
£200 Sustainable Solutions
Could help contribute towards sustainable water solutions to drought effected communities
Other ways you can help
Aqua Roller Gift£110.00
Large Boreholes Gift£65,000.00
Filtration Plants Gift£18,000.00
Deep Water Wells Gift£3,500.00
Water Well Gift£600.00
Drinking Water Bottle Gift£7.00
Emergency Kits Gift£230.00
Shelter and Medicine Gift£350.00
Deep Water Wells£3,500.00