Five charities join forces in Water Can collective

Melanie May | 28 June 2021 | News

Water Can collective image of a woman in India collecting water

Five international water charities have formed a collective to increase their reach and help provide some of the world’s hardest to reach communities with access to safe water, improved sanitation and good hygiene.

The Water Can collective comprises Dig Deep, Frank Water, Just a Drop, Pump Aid and Village Water. Individually, the five have worked with communities across countries including India, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Uganda and Zambia. Together they are aiming to support 50,000 more people in the hardest to reach communities all around the world.

Over the coming twelve months, Water Can will be launching a series of campaigns, fundraising activities, and initiatives to encourage people to share and donate to the cause. Funds raised will help each organisation to deliver hygiene promotion and safe water to mitigate the impact of Covid-19.

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Rachael Heaton, Fundraising and Communications at Dig Deep (Africa), said:

“We joined forces in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, knowing that together we could bring safe water, a basic human need, to more communities and ultimately save lives.

 

“The pandemic has reminded us all about the importance of handwashing and how lucky we are to have access to safe water. This is why it’s so important for organisations like Water Can to collaborate, to reach more people with life changing water provision.”

Brendan Hanlon at Just a Drop, said:

“Water has the power to change lives, not only in terms of health and wellbeing, but also by increasing opportunities.

 

“Better access to safe water means more women and girls, who are usually responsible for walking great distances to collect water, can stay in school, earn money and spend time on other community activities.”

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