The water crisis
Globally, at least 2 billion people use contaminated water and 2.3 billion live without even a basic sanitation service, leading to a variety of diseases greatly affecting peoples’ health and ability to lead productive and full lives. Every year hundreds of thousand of people, mainly children, die from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene. A staggering 844 million people do not have access to clean water. The vast majority of them live in isolated areas and must walk for hours on a daily basis to collect water for their family.
A big opportunity
Access to clean water not only saves lives, but also gives people the freedom to make choices for themselves. It means people can spend less time physically collecting it, which in turn allows children to stay in school, and adults to work and earn money.
We are partnering with grassroots projects and charities on the ground working hard to bring about positive change in peoples’ lives through improving water access, hygiene and sanitation.
We are running a number of challenge events hroughout 2018 with the aim to not only raise funds for our partner charities, but to take you to along see the impact you have made on these countries and their people.