With your support
water can change her future
Worldwide, 783 million people do not have access to clean, safe water.
Enestina gets up at 5am every morning and walks a kilometre with her mother to collect water from a small dirty river. She then carries 15 litres of water back to her home. Enestina is often late for school and too tired to study after this heavy work. The water she works so hard to collect is dirty, meaning she and her family are often sick.
I don’t like carrying water. It’s far and it’s heavy to carry. I have neck pains.
Your donation will help a community to install a water pump or a water irrigation system. This will free up children’s time from fetching water so they can attend school, and will help families to increase their crop harvest and grow more food to eat.
Where your money goes:
92% goes on direct charitable expenditure
7% is spent on fundraising and publicity activities
1% goes on governance costs
Clean water gives freedom from the water-borne diseases that kill a child every 20 seconds.
Access to water gives back time from endless hours fetching and carrying water, which gives girls the opportunity to attend school and gives women the opportunity to start small businesses. Irrigation systems give nourishment to crops, reducing hunger, and giving hope for a better future.
The UK Government will match, pound for pound, public donations to the Lenten Campaign in Northern Ireland until the 4th May 2014, up to a maximum of £5m. We are delighted to secure this commitment. It will support programmes in Malawi and Zimbabwe for the next three years and help improve the lives of tens of thousands more people.
This Lent you can let justice flow by helping children like Enestina get clean water.
Thank you for your support.
Join the Trócaire Fast on Good Friday, April 18th. Create your very own online fundraising page for your friends and family to sponsor you.
We would need the resources of three planets if every country consumed like Ireland. We must rethink the way we consume. Join Trócaire in pledging to live more sustainably - the change starts with you.
The Lent 2014 educational resources explore water as a justice issue, and help students learn about the impact of the global water crisis in both Ireland and Malawi. Suitable for smartboard and projector use.