We’ve chosen to support Clean Water charity The One Foundation and we’re asking you to as well. There are many ways that you can get involved with the charity – as an individual, within your local community or through your company.
Water is essential for life, yet over 663 million people around the world still don’t have access to safe drinking water. In the last decade, The One Foundation has invested over £14 million in water and sanitation projects, helping over 3 million of the world’s poorest people. To find out more about them, take a look at this video:
In 2015 the United Nations agreed the Global Goals: a 15 year plan to end poverty, inequality and injustice. Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation, is an express commitment to ensure everyone has access to clean water by 2030.
The One Foundation’s strategy over the next four years focuses on four priority countries – Rwanda, Kenya, Malawi and Ghana – on programmes that make a meaningful contribution to the achievement of Goal 6. They are investing in programmes that will deliver lasting change to the communities they serve and work with trusted partners who have local expertise and global credibility to make sure that the beneficiaries have access to clean and safe water, forever.
These partners pioneer sustainable approaches to ending water poverty in those countries, and those who provide clean water to some of the poorest and hardest to reach communities. Their projects take a holistic approach to ending water poverty – as well as drilling new boreholes, constructing wells and repairing faulty water pumps, they also train communities in the maintenance and repair of their water points and provide education on good hygiene practices.
Read more about current projects in Malawi in our blogs:
In the first of three diary blogs, we follow Heather and Rory as they travel to Malawi to volunteer with The One Foundation – an organization that aims to bring drinking water to those in the world most in need of it. The One Foundation does incredible work through...
Homes with no roofs; children who are desperate to have their photo taken so they know what they look like; a tiny girl in a princess Elsa fancy dress - her only dress; a small boy (Isaac’s age) wearing a pair of shorts with his bottom hanging out… These are my first...
In the third and final part of our diary recounting the recent trip to Malawi with the One Foundation, Heather and Rory visit communities where lives have been saved from the addition of fresh water pumps. The population of Malawi in 2016 is nearly 18 million - an...
You can help by:
Buying or Stocking One Drinks – the brand that instantly transforms lives around the world, because all profits fund life-changing water projects, or
Making a donation to support the work of The One Foundation by clicking here
Alternatively, you could take part in one of their fundraising events – for more information get in touch with The One Foundation directly by following this link.