Water is a precious commodity that we so easily take for granted, from leaving taps running endlessly to not taking advantage of drinking enough. For those of us reading from the affluent west, the thought of not having water available whenever and wherever we need it is, is very difficult to imagine. However this is not the case for many of our partners around the world.

Water is the driving force of all nature

Leonardo Da Vinci

Water facts

  • There is the same amount of water on Earth as there was when the Earth was formed. The water from your tap could contain molecules that dinosaurs drank.
  • Water regulates the Earth’s temperature. It also regulates the temperature of the human body, carries nutrients and oxygen to cells, cushions joints, protects organs and tissues, and removes wastes.
  • 75% of the human brain is water and 75% of a living tree is water.
  • A person can live about a month without food, but only about a week without water.
  • The average total home water use for each person in the UK is about 50 gallons a day.

Water In The Developing World

  • 884 million people in the world lack access to safe water supplies.
  • More than 840,000 people die each year from water-related disease.
  • Almost 2 in 3 people who need safe drinking water survive on less than $2 a day.
  • In many developing countries, millions of women and children spend several hours a day collecting water from distant, often polluted sources.
  • Every minute a child dies of a water-related disease.

For us in Links International this is not acceptable and in our fight against poverty a major enemy to people's progress and development is insufficient access to healthcare, adequate nutrition and clean water. As an organisation we are committed to helping communities find sustainable solutions to tackle these problems from borehole wells, to innovative water filter solutions.

For as little as £45 we can provide a filter kit with potential to provide clean water to a small community for 2 years.

For around £800 we are able to build, and to also train teams to look after borehole wells with the potential to provide clean water to a community long term.

To find out more about some of these options, please click here

Alternatively contact us to find out how you can get involved