WaterHarvest is excited to be part of the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2018. Every donation will be match-funded from midday #GivingTuesday 27th November – midday Tuesday 4th December.
Thank you to our Charity Champion The Coles-Medlock Foundation and our wonderful supporters for pledging a total match-funding pot of £10,000 for this challenge.
Where will your money go?
Year round drinking water for desert families
Your donation 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.
Your donation will help build 31 roof rainwater-harvesting systems
With your 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. Your 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.
Why take part?
- Do something life-changing this Christmas and give the gift of water
- You can double your money! For example give £50 and we will receive a whopping £100! We get twice what you give – amazing eh!
- Instead of giving Dad a pair of festive socks or sister a Rudolf jumper this Christmas help Indian families have a safe source of water at home
- Get your company involved and we will mention them on social media and on our website
- We will send you a video to say thank you so that you can spread the joy to friends, family and colleagues.
Save the date – Remember your donation will only be doubled if you make your donation from midday #GivingTuesday 27th November – midday Tuesday 4th December by clicking here Big Give Christmas Challenge