— water saves
Water is health
It’s simple, but true: having clean water close by, and at clinics like this one in Tanzania, saves lives. It helps babies make it through their vulnerable first five years, gives new mums the best chance of survival and gives everyone a fighting chance of avoiding waterborne diseases.
Clean water is something so many of us take for granted. But being able to wash regularly in a clean, private place is essential to lead a dignified life.
150 years ago, London’s first sewerage system was built. It started the transformation of the UK’s cities, helping to eliminate diseases like cholera.
Now we’re working with some of the world’s poorest communities, including Tanzania, Gambia, Uganda Kenya among many, to implement that same change, so everyone can look forward to a healthier future.
Water is being able to use a decent toilet safely. It’s the feeling you get from washing regularly. And for Alzira in Timor-Leste, it’s knowing you no longer have to walk for an hour to collect water.
Spending time with communities is something many children and women value so much. When they no longer have to collect water every day, that dream can come true – opening up a world of opportunities, as these pupils in Tororo are learning.
Water is life
We never get tired of talking about water. Why? Because, quite simply, we can’t live without it. And because, every day, we get to hear incredible stories – and see inspiring children like this one from Tanzania – showing how water is enabling people to unlock their potential and transform their lives. Forever.
Water is education
Clean water gives people the time and resources to find jobs, learn new skills and run successful businesses. It helps them break free from poverty and change their lives for good, whether they are managing a water kiosk, like Elida in Tanzania, brewing beer or making bricks
Water is livelihoods
From managing a water kiosk, like Elida in Kenya, to brewing beer and making bricks, clean water is giving people the time and resources to learn new skills and make their businesses a success.
Water is time
In many countries collecting water falls to girls and women. But when they only need to carry it a few steps, like Volatiana and Solotiana in Madagascar, they can laugh, play and go to school instead.
In most countries, the burden of collecting water falls mainly on girls and women. But when they only need to carry it a few steps from the nearest tap, like sisters Volatiana and Solotiana in Madagascar, that time is freed up, giving them the chance to laugh, to play and to go to school.
Good hygiene promotion is one of the most effective ways to improve global health. That’s why we support hygiene education programmes across all our projects.