Open/Close Menu

Blog

We’re a small (but very busy!) team, looking to make a difference every day. Find out more about what we’ve been up to recently.

£20 million reasons to celebrate water drop

Since day one The One Foundation has had one vision – and one goal. £20 million by 2020. Yesterday we proudly announced that we have now hit that goal. A whole year early! £20 million raised for global clean water and sanitation projects, and 3.6 million lives changed with safe and sustainable water. Forever. A […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more

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. […]

Read more

Back in May 2018, we launched ‘One Less Bottle’ – a still water in a predominantly paper-based carton. The introduction of One Less Bottle to our range was in response to a growing consumer demand for alternatives to plastic bottles (or PET bottles, as we know them). Refillable bottles aside, we knew there was no […]

Read more

As more and more businesses use their influence to drive positive change through ethical practice, the B Corporation movement is gaining traction and importance. Not heard of a B Corp? B Corps are companies that use business as a force of good by balancing profit and purpose. As a founding member of B Corp, we […]

Read more
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 […]

Read more