In the next few weeks, I’ll be posting about several charities which can give you ideas for the Holiday season. Finding how and whom you can help is a good starting point if you want to GIVE at this very appropriate time, so read on.
“It is our priority to implement projects that will directly benefit individuals over the long-term in the most efficient way possible (�direct action�). This enables sponsors of the charity to respond specifically to the needs of local people (rather than indirectly through Governmental or large Non-Governmental Organisations) thus enabling, where wished, a connection to be established between those making the donation and those benefiting from it.”
A holistic approach in the use and provision of water.
How They Help
In tandem with the provision of water is the building of houses and community centres in areas stricken by disaster. All projects are approached in the most environmentally sensitive manner possible to further the Trustee�s aim to safeguard the planet.
The charity began in 1997 and became a registered charity the following year. We began by delivering aid to the Chernobyl region in Ukraine, and later to the Balkans. In 2000 we turned our attention to HIV/AIDS stricken Africa. Over time we began to identify that the underlying problem facing many of the people we were helping was a shortage of clean water and toilet facilities, and the inevitable onset of intestinal problems.
The focus of our projects therefore turned to providing long-term water supplies, safe sanitation and irrigation systems over many parts of the world. This is evolving even further to incorporate ways of using water to benefit the environment as a whole, i.e. adopting a holistic approach whereby water can benefit people, livestock, crops and local habitat.
This work will include education on how vital the earth�s infrastructure is at all levels of life and how these environmental values can become part of day-to-day living.
Online Donations? Yes
Originally posted on November 27, 2006 @ 4:44 pm