You did it!
You’ve blown us away. With your support, we not only reached our Big Give goal…but we sailed right past it!
With pledges from corporate partners Kabuto Noodles & Nkuku plus match funding from the Coles Medlock Foundation, we raised a huge £23,000! That’s enough to provide life-saving safe water and sanitation for more than 1000 men, women and children living in remote tribal communities in Central India.
The money you give will help people like Ratna…
Ratna used to fetch water for herself and her family from a borewell about half a kilometre away. Whilst it doesn’t sound like a long way, walking to and from the borewell took up all of her spare time and more. In fact every other day she would skip work completely – losing that day’s wage as a result – and spend a whole day collecting water, filling 20 or 30 containers each day. It was the only way she could manage, but her family’s income suffered.
Last year, we installed a borewell and handpump in Ratna’s village and her life changed.
Now, Ratna can manage all of her chores quickly and easily and told us “Before I would walk to canals and wells far away from the village, now I can do everything at home.” She’s quick to smile. “It’s more convenient, I have more privacy and more time.”
We asked Ratna what hopes and dreams she has for her daughters: “This is the first generation to have access to safe water. They will have new and different opportunities because if it…. And they will have good health.” She smiles again
There are still thousands of people like Ratna that need your support. Your donation, no matter what size, really can help can make a difference.