We want to do everything we can to support the communities in the coffee-growing regions of the world. Many of them suffer from extreme poverty and are among the world’s poorest countries. Children are often the most vulnerable and that is why we partner with Compassion UK – a widely respected international organisation that works in 26 countries to release children from all kinds of poverty.
One of the many ways we support Compassion UK is through their RESPOND (Water of Life) Initiative, where children and their families are given safe drinking water for life.
In 2014 we supported projects in Rwanda and in 2016/17 our donations were utilised in the Philippines. As part of the initiative each family is given a Compassion Water of Life unit.
The units are based on the same technology developed for kidney dialysis. Dirty water from sources such as pipes, lakes, rivers, ponds or even puddles is poured into the bucket where the microscopic pores contained within the tiny tubes of each filter remove deadly bacteria, transforming it into water that is completely safe to drink.
Although provision of clean water is critical for the health of the children, it is equally important that good sanitation facilities are available. Sadly, only 27% of the population of Ethiopia has access to improved sanitation.
Poor sanitation can have disastrous consequences for children; therefore, from 2018 Indigo Valley will support Compassion’s Respond programs in Ethiopia that have an added emphasis on sanitation and hygiene training.
Why we chose to partner with the Compassion “RESPOND” Water of Life program?
Compassion Water of Life lasts a lifetime.
With occasional rinsing – a process that takes less than a minute, each filter is capable of filtering one million gallons of water and a child is expected to only need 14,600 gallons in their lifetime.
Compassion Water of Life units are easy to set up and maintain.
A new system can be installed and ready to use in five minutes and only requires simple ongoing maintenance.
Compassion Water of Life units have been proven and tested by doctors, the United Nations and other NGOs.
They remove 99.9% of bacterial contaminants in water including cholera, typhoid, E. coli, amoebic dysentery, botulism, streptococcus and salmonella.
The life-long effectiveness of Compassion Water of Life means that the units have huge health, educational and economic benefits for Compassion-assisted children and their families.
To find out more, visit Compassion UK’s website.
Supported Compassion projects
Here are details of a few specific projects we have sponsored.
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