Kurt Geiger launches partnership with WaterAid to help transform lives through clean water

To mark World Water Day last month, Kurt Geiger has launched a partnership with WaterAid on their newest summer accessory: the leather Kensington Quench Cross Body Water Bottle Bag with matching reusable water bottle. The six-month partnership will see £15 from the sale of each £89 bottle going towards WaterAid’s valuable work to get clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to some of the world’s poorest communities. The limited edition Kensington Quench Water Bottle Bag  comes in two colours; quilted black and metallic rainbow and will be available to…

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WaterAid launches appeal for Cyclone Idai

The scale of the devastation from Cyclone Idai is now apparent: nearly 3 million people affected across Southeastern Africa, with hundreds of people dead, hundreds of thousands left homeless, and waterborne diseases like diarrhoea and cholera already being reported. The need is enormous, and urgent. WaterAid has today launched an emergency appeal to fund relief operations in two districts in Mozambique and Malawi. WaterAid is not an emergency response organisation and so is not a member of the DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee). However, when disasters affect the communities we work…

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Belu generates £1 million in one year for WaterAid to bring clean water around the world

Eight years into their unique partnership, pioneering social enterprise and ethical water company Belu has reached its goal to give WaterAid £1 million in a year, helping transform hundreds of thousands of lives with clean water. By giving 100% of their profits to WaterAid’s work, Belu sets an important example of how charities and businesses with shared values can work together to create social change and transform lives across the world. The success of the partnership lies in their shared vision to bring clean water, decent sanitation and good hygiene…

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Birth traditions: WaterAid presents global snapshot of how new babies are welcomed around the world

A fascinating new photo series launched by WaterAid reveals the different traditions observed by communities around the world to ‘protect’ mothers and welcome new babies, giving them the best start in life.  From postpartum porridge-making and paint masks to baptisms and beer-brewing, the striking images reveal how eleven countries from the UK to India and Uganda to Sweden celebrate new life.   The touching series is being released by WaterAid as part of its Water Effect campaign, which aims to help protect mothers and ensure all babies have the best…

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The John Lewis Foundation launches partnership with WaterAid to empower artisan communities in India with clean water

WaterAid has launched a three-year partnership with the John Lewis Foundation, which will help empower communities in Sant Ravi Das Nagar (Bhadohi), India, where John Lewis & Partners carpets are made, by bringing clean water and sanitation to their communities. The Foundation will donate £100,000 per year to provide 15,000 people in Sant Ravi Das Nagar (Bhadohi) district in Uttar Pradesh with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene, while also running a hygiene education programme to reach more than 100,000 people. Worldwide, one in nine people don’t have clean…

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