Compassion partners with thousands of local churches in 27 countries to bring safe water and improved sanitation to the children in our care. Our Water and Sanitation Fund provides access to safe water through boreholes, wells and rainwater catchment systems, safe and hygienic toilet facilities, and hygiene training to minimise health risks.
In Tanzania, unsafe water is the only water option for many families. That water threatens to steal the life of children like Nyabwiri and her family.
After school, Nyabwiri would go to a stream to fill jugs and buckets with the unsafe water and walk home. The buckets could weight about 13kg. The water would be used for drinking, cooking and washing. Compassion partners and donors put in wells and latrines in her community, giving families safe water and giving children more time for education and play.
Today, Nyabwiri is healthy and attending school regularly. She hopes to be a nurse when she grows up.
Compassion has been a trusted charity since 1952. Over the last five years, donations to our Water Fund have enabled us to construct 22 clean water sources, build 54 toilet blocks and distribute 10,156 water filters. All our Water interventions are run in partnership with our church partners who know the needs of their communities inside out and are there to provide long-term support.
I didn’t know how to use the bathroom because we don’t have one at home.
Before the intervention, I used a very dirty toilet. I never bathed at the project. It was difficult to keep my personal hygiene. Also, the former latrine had no door and only two rooms, it was not suitable to use at all. Now, I can use the latrine and shower regularly and enjoy the clean environment.
At Compassion, your donation is used wisely to the greatest benefit to children in poverty.
A minimum of 80 percent of donations to Compassion UK is used to directly support the development and delivery of interventions.
The remaining 20 percent is used to inform and update donors and facilitate support for their chosen intervention or fund Compassion UK activities to support more interventions and children.
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