Our primary focus is the
alleviation of poverty.
We do this in two simple, yet fundamental ways:
by introducing sanitation and water facilities that create and maintain good health, thereby giving individuals the ability to hold down a job.
by providing the infrastructure for work.
With these two in place, the poorest people in the world can work their own way out of poverty rather than receive continual and long-lasting subsidies. We are after independence, not dependence.
Urine fertilising crops and saving money
"Consider these facts about urine: Adults produce about four to eight cups (one to two liters) per day, it's a reservoir of nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus, the same elements that ...
Donor aversion to ‘unsexy’ water projects threatens development goal
"More than 1 billion people will not get the basic sanitation and the clean water promised as such projects shrink sharply as a proportion of global aid budgets. A key development ...
Ecosan toilets for 2,000 people in Tamil Nadu
In November 2010, we held a large fundraising event in the UK which raised enough money for us to build individual ecosan (composting) toilets for 2,000 people in the village ...
Fiona Bruce narrates our new film
Britain's well known BBC newsreader and presenter Fiona Bruce is the voice-over for our latest film, "Independence, not Dependence". The video gives an introduction to who we are, what we ...
Cleaning Delhi through Facebook
"When 22-year-old Piyush Goyal posted his complaint of garbage spilling over from the dump in his area, on the Facebook page of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), little had ...
Featured ProjectEcosan toilets for 2,000 people in Tamil Nadu
In November 2010, we held a large fundraising event in the UK which raised ...