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Posts by: Jessica Homer

Simon’s exuberant smile gives away his passion for his task at hand: to improve the health of his village through better hygiene and sanitation. Simon was born in this village in the rural hillsides of Rwanda and has lived here all 46 years of his life. Growing up, he says they lacked clean water in […]

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Diary entry from our Managing Director, Paul, and Kathryn and Holly from World Duty Free on their current trip to Nairobi to visit The One Foundation’s funded programmes.  Paul: It is rare when something so blinding obvious, so totally life changing & yet so wonderfully simple, hits you in the face with such force. Today […]

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You may have seen our still and sparkling glass bottled water range in restaurants such as Hawksmoor or Dishoom lately. The beautiful art deco bottle is inspired by our partnership with Hawksmoor, and looks great in both restaurants and bars alike. Glass bottles have been produced for thousands of years; the first are thought to have […]

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Teams from One Water, The One Foundation and World Duty Free visiting schools in Nairobi

Diary entry from our Managing Director, Paul and Dean from World Duty Free, Manchester on their current trip to Nairobi to visit The One Foundation’s funded programmes.  Paul: We flew into Nairobi with a small group from World Duty Free (WDF), who as an organisation have raised an astonishing £2 million to support The One […]

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In 2008, a borehole was drilled at Kasaila Primary School, Thyolo, providing a vital source of water for pupils and the surrounding community. The community managed their borehole by contributing to a maintenance fund and employing local area mechanics to repair faults until 2012, when the pump suffered a major breakdown and needed full rehabilitation. […]

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Eveline at the pre-paid water dispenser

Eveline operates a milk vending business in Githogoro, an informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. Until recently, Eveline depended on informal water vendors or unreliable water points for water. These would often be closed without warning, forcing her to fetch water from other sources which were very far from her shop. Her business requires at least […]

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If you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day this year – whether with a loved one, or with friends – why not avoid the ‘samey’ set Valentine’s Day menus and heart-shaped chocolates by thinking closer to home? Read on for the perfect recipe for the ultimate Valentine’s night in at home (using the most ethical, sustainable brands out […]

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Didacienne collecting water from the new collection point in her village

Didacienne had five children and no home of her own. Her husband died nearly 25 years ago in the Rwandan genocide.  Bringing her children up on her own left very few options to provide for her family. Without water in their village, life was extremely difficult. For Didacienne and her children, living in rural Rwanda […]

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Milk bottles by the front door

The second Friday of January has now passed – fondly known as Quitters Day, thanks to research from Strava that exposed the decline in activity levels from its users within the first two weeks of the year. Whilst health and fitness resolutions have been as apparent as ever across social media this January, it’s been […]

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International Day of the Girl is an important observance by the United Nations to recognise the basic needs of girls, acknowledge their rights, and highlight the unique challenges that they face. In the field of global water and sanitation poverty, girls living in the world’s poorest communities face challenges every day – starting with the […]

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