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Posts by: Jessica Homer

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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A typical day for Enelesi meant waking up at 4am to fetch water from a nearby community. “Sometimes they would refuse to sell us water so we would go to the stream. Because of this, diarrhoea cases were very common in my family. Our children would be late to school after fetching water. Throughout the […]

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A community water kiosk in Kenya

Lilian lives with her five children in Mukuru, an informal settlement in Nairobi that faces water shortage due to lack of a water supply network. She was forced to pay illegal vendors extortionate prices for – often unsafe – drinking water. Lilian told us: “The vendors near my house sell water at Kes 10, which […]

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This month, we were thrilled to announce that we’ve now raised over £17.4 million for life-changing water projects, helping 3.3 million people in the world’s poorest communities. This milestone marks another big step towards our goal of raising £20 million by 2020 for clean water and sanitation projects – but we still have a little way […]

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whisky-for-water

Stories of Al Capone, American prohibition and the moonshiners of the 1920’s are well recognised and Scotland, like the USA, had a similar period starting in the 1600’s that lasted much longer. Full of exciting tales, Scotland’s illicit whisky makers were known as PeatReekers and their story strays a little beyond the romantic side of […]

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Veronica and her family collecting water at the local village pump

The borehole in Kantukure Village provides water to over 250 families; a total of 1,500 people. Veronica often has to wake up early to collect water due to the lengthy queues at the water pump and, with such heavy usage, it often used to break down. Veronica told us: “When our borehole stopped working in […]

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