The Big Give Christmas Challenge!
The Challenge? Four half marathons
Why? To provide vital equipment for our emergency response team
How can you help? Please sponsor us. You can still donate here: https://secure.thebiggive.org.uk/project/30703
You can read about our progress/struggle on our first blog here.
Thank you from the Groundwater Relief Team!
Groundwater has a critical role to play in the battle to eradicate poverty. Groundwater can be more reliable and a better quality source of water than surface water, however it is also more difficult to access, understand and manage sustainably.
A lack of expertise can lead to poorly sited and constructed water points, environmental damage, non-functioning infrastructure and broken promises.
Over 30% of groundwater-based water sources in sub-Saharan Africa have failed within a few years of construction. The World Bank has estimated that water supply failure in Africa over the past 20 years has cost more than $1.2 billion.
We provide technical support to charities and water providers at key points in a project.
From our membership of groundwater experts, we find the right people to build the capacity of local professionals and charity staff whilst ensuring projects are implemented following best practice.