SKYE GROUP X charity: water
Skye Group donates all of our proceeds from the Adventure Megastore Membership fees to building water wells for people in need.
charity: water funds water projects in 24 countries around the globe – in Africa, Asia, Central and South America. Water scarcity, poverty, political stability and strong partner organisations all play a part in where work is chosen. charity: water focuses on providing rural communities with their first access to clean, safe drinking water for the first time.
WHO ARE charity: water
charity: water is a non-profit organisation bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries.
charity: water works with local experts and community members to find the best sustainable solution in each place where they work, whether it’s a well, a piped system, a BioSand Filter, or a system for harvesting rainwater. And with every water dollar we fund, local partnerships coordinate sanitation and hygiene training, and establish a local Water Committee to help keep water flowing for years to come.
663 million people in the world live without clean water.
The majority live in isolated rural areas and spend hours every day walking to collect water for their family. Not only does walking for water keep kids out of school or take up time that parents could be using to earn money, but the water often carries diseases that can make everyone sick. But access to clean water means education, income and health – especially for women and kids.
HOW WE’VE CONTRIBUTED
For every $10,000 USD donated by SKYE GROUP, charity: water will build a new water project for various communities in need around the world.
Total Donated: $74,000 USD
Location: Malawi (Southern Africa)
Amount Donated: $20,000USD
210+ people will have access to clean water
Malawi has been greatly impacted by the long running El Niño drought in Southern Africa. Since 80% of the population is employed in agriculture, the effects of the drought are particularly pervasive. According to a recent Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC) report, the undernourished population has risen to 6.7 million, 3.5 million of whom are children.
Amount Donated: $34,000USD
450+ people will have access to clean water across 3 different projects
Although Ethiopia has proven to be a leader in development, earning top regional scores on UN Millennium Development Goals, much of the country still remains extremely impoverished. In 2015, Ethiopia experienced its worst drought in 30 years. There is currently more than 42 million people in Ethiopia lack access to safe water.
Amount Donated: $20,000USD
600+ people will have access to clean water across 2 different projects
Uganda is the location of charity: water’s first project in 2006. Since then, charity: water has funded 730 projects and served 361,961 people in the country. The Katakwi and Amuria Districts have been impacted by violence due to cattle rustling. This resulted in community displacement and confinement to internally displaced camps, leading to many area of poor infrastructure.
Amount Donated: $10,000USD
300+ people will have access to clean water at the school location
In Kolkata, water is widely available, but often contaminated. Kolkata’s municipal water system provides water access to 85% of the population, but the system is decades old, and leaks along the pipeline compromise water quality. Splash’s ultrafiltration systems remove 99.99% of bacteria and viruses from source water.
Amount Donated: TBC
We are currently working with charity water and their community members to find the best sustainable solution in each place where they work, whether it’s a well, a piped system, a BioSand Filter, or a system for harvesting rainwater.