We share WaterAid’s vision of a world where everyone, everywhere has access to safe water and sanitation.
That’s why we’ve supported them since 1981, donating over £35million thanks to the help and generosity of our employees and customers.
We’ve recently completed a four year project in Bangladesh, having raised £2.14 million to help more than 50,000 people access clean water and 53,000 people access to safe toilets.
We’re now ready for our next challenge.
We’ve teamed up with WaterAid for another challenge. This time, we’re aiming to raise £2million over the next four years to improve access to safe water and sanitation in two towns in Malawi, Kasungu and Mponela.
In Malawi, 1.7 million people don’t have access to clean, safe water and more than 10 million people don’t have anywhere safe to go to the toilet.
And, more than 3,000 children die every year from diarrhoea related illnesses caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation.
We’re hoping to transform lives in Malawi, the world’s poorest country, by improving access to safe water, improving sanitation, and raising awareness on the importance of hygiene through education messages.
One of our priorities for this project is to ensure that access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene are recognised, and prioritised, as a social norm. Currently, only 35% of the population practice good hygiene.
We need to empower people in Malawi, particularly local council officers, water board employees and general citizens, to make a sustainable change.
We're committed to raising £2million to support this project, but we're also keen to ensure we're sharing skills and developing cabailities - it's not just about technology, it's about the people.
In July 2016, we visited two towns in Malawi, Kasungu and Mponela, to meet the communities we'll be working in and the WaterAid Malawi team. It was a fantastic way to find out exactly how we can help by understanding the challenges for ourselves.
We’ll also be fundraising throughout the year to raise awareness and funds for a project that will have life-changing results.
How you can help
With your help, we can raise the £2 million needed for this project.
This will help us build water kiosks (a safe and reliable way to provide clean water), implement sewage treatment solutions, and promote the importance of life-saving hygiene practices.
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