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86% of all our funding goes to overseas projects

Why we need Water for Kids

Take a minute to imagine your life without a constant supply of clean water. Imagine spending six hours of your already busy day fetching the water you and your family need for drinking, cooking and washing. Now take a moment to honour the four children whose lives were cut short as this minute passed due to preventable water-related diseases.

The statistics are grim, incomprehensible even, but the reality is that safe and readily available water, a right we so often take for granted, is merely a dream for over 13 per cent of the world’s population. In fact, 884 million people throughout the world do not have access to safe water and 2.5 billion people have no access to basic sanitation, according to the UK government. Diarrhoeal diseases such as cholera, dysentery and typhoid kill thousands of children every day.
(Developments Journal, November 2009).

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We work closely with our partners overseas and with the local people to ensure our projects are sustainable.

Projects in Uganda and Zambia are managed on behalf of Water for Kids by local environmental health professionals. We also fund projects which are managed by other organisations, which we know and trust, they are also encouraged to involve health professionals.

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Much of our work has been achieved through the generosity of the Corporate Supporters below, we would like to thank them for their help in saving people’s lives.

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