Five international water charities have formed a collective to expand their reach and help provide some of the world’s most difficult-to-reach communities with access to clean water, improved sanitation and good hygiene.
The Water Can collective includes Dig Deep, Frank Water, Just a Drop, Pump Aid and Village Water. Individually, the five have worked with communities in countries such as India, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Uganda and Zambia. Together, they aim to support an additional 50,000 people in the hardest to reach communities around the world.
Over the next twelve months, Water Can will launch a series of campaigns, fundraising activities and initiatives to encourage people to share and donate to the cause. The funds raised will help each organization to promote hygiene and drinking water to mitigate the impact of Covid-19.
Rachael Heaton, Fundraising and Communications at Dig Deep (Africa), said:
“We joined forces in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, knowing that together we could bring clean water, a basic human need, to more communities and ultimately save lives.
“The pandemic has reminded us all of the importance of handwashing and how lucky we are to have access to clean drinking water. This is why it is so important for organizations like Water Can to collaborate, to reach more people with a life changing water supply.
Brendan Hanlon of Just a Drop said:
“Water has the power to change lives, not only in terms of health and well-being, but also by multiplying opportunities.
“Better access to clean water means that more women and girls, who usually have to travel great distances to collect water, can stay in school, earn money and devote time to other community activities. “
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