Just a drop

  • Just a Drop

  • This is the harsh reality for many families in some parts of the world. Consequently, a child dies every 20 seconds from a water related disease.

    AIME supports Just a Drop, an international water aid charity with a very simple plan: to give people clean water. It was founded in 1998 by Fiona Jeffery OBE when she learned that just £1 could provide water to a child for 10 years. The main premise was that if people can be encouraged to give a little then collectively we can make a huge difference.

  • The charity

    •  Provides clean water and sanitation facilities to some of the poorest communities around the world
    • Encourages the establishment of health, hygiene and sanitation training programmes
    • Operates with a handful of full-time staff and an army of volunteers, many of whom are retired military officers and water engineers with experience on global water development projects
    • Has carried out over 130 projects across 31 countries, reaching an estimated 1.5 million people from Afghanistan to Zambia

    Water facts

    • A child dies every 20 seconds from unsafe water 
    • Over 768 million people in the world do not have access to clean, safe water 
    • Around 2.5 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation 
    • 443 million school days are lost each year due to water-related illness 
    • More people in the world own mobile phones than have access to a toilet 
    • The average distance a woman or child walks to collect water is 6km 
    • Diseases attributable to dirty water and poor sanitation currently result in the deaths of more children globally than AIDS, malaria and measles combined
  • To find out more about Just a Drop, please visit www.justadrop.org or to make a donation, please click here.

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