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Posts by: Jessica Meaden

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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Reflective thoughts from our Commercial Director, Paul, following his recent trip to Malawi with the World Duty Free team. Clean water and good sanitation are both, to mix metaphors, the catalyst & foundations for positive change. But the walls, roof, rooms and so on that make the foundations a place worth living in, is education. One of life’s […]

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Win a B Corp goody bag!

Prize draw now closed. Thank you for entering. Keep checking back for more prize draws and competitions! Following the success of B Corp Month in February, we’re giving away two B Corp goody bags, jam-packed full of all our favourite B Corp brands including Pukka, Rebel Kitchen, Method UK, COOK, Propercorn, Ella’s Kitchen, Divine, Lily’s […]

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Sent by our Commerical Director, Paul, on his current trip to Malawi with the World Duty Free team. I have never been to Africa, let alone a country such as Malawi. Wikipedia reliably told me the average per capita income is $330 p.a. The UK is something like 100 times that. Malawi is also called […]

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