The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2023

The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2023

We are grateful to have taken part in our Big Give Christmas Challenge – the UK’s biggest match-funding campaign, where for one week only, all donations were doubled, meaning that for every pound donated this has twice the impact.

We’re thrilled to have reached our Big Give Christmas Appeal target, raising an incredible £50,080, together with our wonderful supporters and match-funders, Nkuku and Mahi.

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who donated, shared, and supported our Appeal, it truly means a lot.  Your generous donations will allow Frank Water to establish even more women as climate action leaders, and ensure long-term access to water, sanitation, and hygiene for all.

Through training, women will take up leadership positions within Water Groups, sharing their increased knowledge of water systems, hydrology, and nature-based solutions and actively participating in the design and implementation of local water and sanitation solutions. This will ensure that solutions meet the needs of women and girls, and therefore benefit the entire community.

The Problem

Globally, 1 in 3 people don’t have access to safe drinking water. Women and girls are disproportionately affected, often carrying the burden of water collection, and without safely managed water, sanitation, and hygiene, are more vulnerable to abuse and ill health, affecting their ability to study, work, and live in dignity. 

When water sources are depleted or polluted, men often migrate for work, increasing pressure on women to provide water at home. During periods of water scarcity, women are often the first to cut down on food and water consumption.

Our Solution

From 18 years of working with communities to achieve water security, Frank Water understands the importance of women participating in the design and implementation of water and sanitation solutions, so that services respond to their needs. 

Through training women and developing their knowledge of hydrology, nature-based solutions, and hygiene, our programmes inspire them to take leading roles within their communities to advocate for access to safe, sufficient water to meet household and livelihood needs and combat the effects of climate change.

Our Impact

Your donation will:

Where will your donations be directed?

At Frank Water, our mission is to alleviate global water poverty, focusing on those most in need. We therefore choose to work in countries like India and Nepal as they are two of the most “water-stressed” countries in the world.  A country facing “extreme water stress” means it is using at least 80% of its available supply, “high water stress” means it is withdrawing 40% of its supply.  Without intervention — such as investment in water infrastructure and better water governance — water stress will continue to get worse, particularly in places with rapidly growing populations and economies.

Thanks to our friends at Nkuku and Mahi for pledging their support.

To find out more about Frank Water’s programmes, take a look at our projects here.