A massive thank you to all those who supported us in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018. We raised an amazing £23,487.25 to provide year round drinking water for desert families.
A big thank you to our Charity Champion The Coles-Medlock Foundation and to the following donors: –
Finch Studio, Winchester
Added Dimension Events Ltd
Moss Fallon Solicitors
Chambré Lettings & Property Management
St Michael’s and All Angels, Bedford Park
Where will the money raised go?
Year round drinking water for desert families
The funds will go directly to help families living in the isolated villages of Kutch, Gujarat where there is a deepening water crisis. These villages are in one of the most arid zones in India. Women and girls spend a third of their lifetime making the perilous daily search for water in unbearable heat. Burdened by a 20kg ‘matka’ pot, it is a back-breaking daily struggle. No time to earn a living. No freedom to go to school. No escape from illness. No way out of the poverty trap.
The donations will help build 31 roof rainwater-harvesting systems
With this help we can help these forgotten families take the first step out of poverty. Together with the community we will build 31 life-saving roof rainwater harvesting systems on homes to capture the precious monsoon rains and store in individual tanks providing year-round drinking water. This support will have a transformational impact on the village’s future. Women will be healthier and free to work. Girls will have the freedom to gain an education and the chance of a better future.