AquAid donate 10p to Christian Aid for every 19 litre bottle of water that they sell and donate £50 for every new water cooler they install when a Christian Aid supporter has made the order. The money raised by AquAid is used specifically for water projects around the world; helping to bring clean water and sanitation and supporting irrigation and flood protection projects.
One of the places to benefit is the slum settlement of Matopeni in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. Without clean water or working drains, conditions in the small slum were so unsanitary that life-threatening diseases like malaria and diarrhoea were common. In July 2010, Christian Aid partner Maji na Ufanisi began work to improve the slum’s drains and provide clean water for residents.
Members of the local community helped to build the new water and sanitation facilities. The slum’s residents report little illness since the drains were completed. Lydia Kithuku, whose daughters Catherine and Everlyne campaigned to bring clean water and sanitation to Matopeni along with their friend Veronica Milla, says: ‘It is a very big change in terms of diseases like malaria and diarrhoea.’ You can meet the people who are benefiting from this work by watching the video on this page.
Once again, thank you for choosing AquAid and for supporting Christian Aid’s work with poor communities around the world. If you are not already an AquAid customer and would like to become one, simply quote this article when you order AquAid water coolers or water dispensers and £50 will be donated for each new cooler installed. 10p will then be donated for every 19-litre bottle of water you buy.