Missed opportunities. Limited life chances. Absence of education.
Did you know these are a direct result of water poverty?
Women and girls in Malawi walk up to 6km every day. Not to reach their daily step count, but to collect water for their families. That’s 42km every week – just to be able to meet basic hygiene and sanitation needs.
That means every year, women and girls travel 2190 km to collect water - double the length of Malawi itself, or roughly the distance from London to Morocco.
Malawi's biggest challenge is broken water points. But we can fix that. We can end one million wasted journeys for women and girls.
Women and girls shoulder the burden of water collection for their families and communities, and have to walk long distances to reach a working water point. Time spent collecting water is time not spent in school.
We want to see women and girls thrive.
That’s why we’re creating opportunity. An opportunity to bring water closer to home. An opportunity to stay in school. An opportunity to become financially independent.
We train pump mechanics to fix and service pumps to make sure they don't break again. By raising £40,000, we can end one million wasted journeys.
We’re thrilled to be taking part in the Big Give where, for one week, your donation will be matched.
This is an incredible opportunity to make one donation, and double your impact. The donation link will be live from 12pm GMT on Tuesday 30th November 2021 and will close at 12pm GMT on Tuesday 7th December 2021.
Help us end one million wasted journeys
Here's how you can help us achieve our goal...
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Our work cannot happen without the generosity of our donors. The Big Give is a unique opportunity to have your donation matched, effectively doubling your donation. This means that if you donate £25, you've provided us with £50 of funding!
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