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Help Orbis raise €8,000 to provide clean water to communities in Ethiopia

Global Giving will match each donation doubling the impact of your support to school children in Ethiopia
20 Nov 2023
Written by Aideen Stapleton
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For Giving Tuesday Orbis is launching their GIVE WATER: Save Sight Campaign, to raise €8,000.  This campaign will enhance the water supply for over 6,000 schoolchildren in Ethiopia.

Unfortunately, at present, many communities in Ethiopia lack access to clean and safe water. As a result, hygiene and sanitation are often sidelined because precious supplies are reserved for drinking or farming. Poor hygiene can lead to more people getting bacterial infections such as trachoma, a devastating but preventable eye disease that, if left untreated, can lead to irreversible blindness. This is why water, sanitation and hygiene activities are crucial in combatting trachoma.

Access to clean and healthy water encourages face and hand washing, preventing bacteria from spreading and thereby reducing the trachoma incidence. By supporting this project, you will support Orbis in constructing six water points. This will give over 6,000 students access to clean and safe water, thereby drastically reducing the risk of transmitting bacterial infections.

On Giving Tuesday, Global Giving is matching all donations, made through this link up to €2500, doubling the impact of your support. This means your support can go even further in making a meaningful change in the lives of these children.

 

 

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