Sustainable Water Solutions
Give clean water and teach great hygiene practices for generations to come!
In the last ten years, Penny Appeal have built an incredible 24,000 wells and water systems thanks to your generosity! Together, we have brought clean, safe water to hundreds of thousands of people across the globe.
But without proper toilets and good hygiene practices, lives are still at risk.
Help Penny Appeal provide sustainable water and hygiene solutions for communities in need, by donating to our Thirst Relief appeal today!
Clean water, good toilets, great hygiene practices
Around the world, over 1 in 3 people can’t access clean water*.
What’s more, 1 in 4 people don’t have access to a sanitary toilet**. What’s more, even when people do have access to proper toilets and clean water, they may not be aware of how to stay clean and hygienic.
In a recent survey that Penny Appeal conducted across 123 villages in Pakistan, we found that only 9% of villagers had sufficient knowledge of what safe water is, and how to use it. Only 17% of people washed their hands with soap and water, and 60% were storing water in open containers, increasing risk of contamination and disease.
The World Bank writes that promoting good hygiene practices, like washing your hands with soap and water after going to the bathroom, is one of the most cost-effective ways to save lives.
At Penny Appeal, we’re committed to making sure that people have the knowledge and the tools they need to stay well. Water, sanitation and hygiene are all parts of the same goal; that everyone has access to clean water and understands how to keep themselves healthy.
*World Health Organisation, 2019
How education on good hygiene practices saves lives
Imagine you’re a mother who has been waiting years to have a well built in your village.
You’ve watched your children get sick from dirty water; you’ve travelled miles to collect water; you’ve dreamt of the day when you no longer had to struggle for this basic need and fear for your family’s lives.
One day, an NGO builds your village an incredible water system – Alhamdulillah!
You are overjoyed, and you fill up lots of pots with the newly available clean, fresh water. You store them in your kitchen, smiling at this abundance.
But within weeks, your child gets sick with diarrhoea. Why is this still happening!?
You didn’t know that leaving your pots uncovered could lead to contamination and dangerous waterborne diseases. This could have easily been prevented, with some awareness on sanitation and basic hygiene practice.
We are committed to working long-term with local communities to provide them with sustainable water solutions, access to proper toilets and holistic education on good hygiene practices.
Help us continue this amazing practice by donating to our sustainable Thirst Relief appeal today!