Today, at 18:30 thousands of people will register a clear and loud message that water is a right that should be afforded to all and not something determined by where you live or what your gender, race, religion or ethnicity is. However, WaterHarvest needs your help to ensure this message is heard far and wide. That is why this #UKCharityWeek WaterHarvest is asking you to donate a tweet to its #IPromiseWater Thunderclap campaign.
For 30 years, WaterHarvest has worked with 1.6 million people in 1562 remote, rural villages to harvest 1.3 billion litres of water. It has led the way to provide sustainable and safer water for the most deprived rural communities, using traditional water harvesting methods which benefit the community as a whole and particularly women and girls. Without access to water at home, the burden to provide water falls on women and girls, who are usually forced to walk miles each day in arid landscapes and blistering heat to fetch unsafe water for drinking and bathing. This not only poses considerable danger to their health and well-being but also robs the girls of a primary education, stifling future opportunities and leaving them to a life of poverty.
By supporting WaterHarvest and spreading its inspiring message, you are helping bring an end to water poverty and a future where something as fundamental as water is available. Your support allows the message to be heard above the noise and will enable the most impoverished people to reap the benefits of safer and sustainable water. A solution to this crisis can and will bring lasting life-changing benefits to an entire community and with your help, the children of tomorrow will not have to experience the horrors of today.
You can show your support and signup via the following link: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/64463-ipromisewater
Speaking about WaterHarvest, Sir James Bevan (Environment Agency Chief Executive), said: “As British High Commissioner in India, I visited Rajasthan frequently and saw for myself the tough conditions faced by rural communities in the desert areas. I am convinced that working closely with local communities is the best way to achieve sustainable progress. WaterHarvest has achieved a huge amount in the last 30 years through its dedicated work with local partners. I hope this work will continue to thrive and grow.”
For more information on this organisation, you can visit their website (www.water-harvest.org) and follow WaterHarvest across social media (@WaterHarvestOrg).