Since we began our WASH initiative in 2019 we have delivered 61 high capacity water filters to schools, soup kitchens, community centres, and health programmes.
For many of our partners, one of the biggest barriers to carrying out their operations safely and effectively is the poor quality of the water they receive or collect. It is regularly unclean and unsafe to consume - and the high cost and scarcity of gas means that even boiling water to purify it is often not an option.
As part of our continuing WASH programme, we recently distributed 17 LifeStraw Community water filters (large filters that purify enough water for 100 people for 3-5 years); 3 LifeStraw Mission filters (portable filters that can be taken on remote medical trips to rural areas); and 31 clay filters (smaller filters that are more space-efficient and suitable for homes or small partner centres). This donation will provide hundreds of people in need with clean, safe water - for drinking, cooking, handwashing and cleaning.