Earlier in the year, coinciding with the launch of our wool blend fabric Synergy, we announced our work with water aid charity Just a Drop, to support a water project for a community in Kenya.
Since then great progress has been made to install a water tank at Ikalaasa Primary School, which will provide clean water to 460 individuals. Our first donation, which is kindly matched by Wools of New Zealand, has contributed to the initial stages of the project.
The whole community around the school has contributed to the process of building the water tank, which is due to be completed in the coming weeks. Hand washing stations will be added and when the children return from their summer break, there will be hygiene and sanitation training held across the whole school. The tank will then be ready for the rains, around October, which will provide clean and safe water for all the children.
Our contribution so far is down to the success of Synergy; for every yard we sell, we will continue to make a contribution to this project and any future projects where we can help to make a difference.
Individually we are one drop, but together we are an ocean. And by coming together we get great Synergy.