Clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene should be a normal part of everyone’s daily life. Without all three, people can’t live healthy lives. With all three, they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good.With clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene, children are born healthier. They get the chance to go to school and grow up to become adults. Women and men get to earn a living. Whole communities start to thrive. It sounds normal and it should be.
WaterAid is an international non-profit organization that was set up in 1981 as a response to the UN International Drinking Water & Sanitation decade (1981–1990). They work in partnership with local organisations in 37 countries in Africa, Asia, Central America and the Pacific region to help poor communities establish sustainable water supplies and toilets close to home, and to promote safe hygiene practices. It also works to influence government water and sanitation policies to serve the interests of vulnerable people and to ensure water and sanitation are prioritised in poverty reduction plans.
United Carlton Operations Manager Steve Gale and his daughter Franci are undertaking the Great North Swim to raise money for Water Aid, and would be really appreciative of any support our friends and partners are able to pledge to the cause. You can support them via their JustGiving page here.