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Water and Sanitation

Water: We can’t live without it, but many can’t live with it. This essential ingredient of life kills more than 3.3 million people each year.

THE FACTS

OUR ANSWER

Our answer is to be proactive. To provide safe water, sanitation facilities and hygiene training. So far we’ve distributed 7,000 life-saving water filters, built 26 new toilet blocks changing the lives of over 13,000 people, and drilled 3 boreholes in communities battling the effects of poverty.

THERESE’S STORY

Six-year-old Constant and his three brothers live with their mother, Therese, in Togo. Therese earns less than £1 a day and can’t afford to buy safe water for her children let alone pay for their medication when they fall sick.

When this family was given a water filter, it transformed their lives. The children stopped getting sick, Therese no longer had to scrape together money for medication and the family had time to concentrate on school and work.

“Today, thanks to the project, we are healthy,” says Therese. “When I get up every morning, I think only about what my children will eat. I do not think about pharmaceuticals. This safe water system is a gift from God. In addition, it is easy to use and does not waste my time.”

An update on Water of life in Guatemala

Thanks to all those who gave to Water of Life in Guatemala. Because of your generosity 3,250 children and 4,450 adults now have access to safe water. Read about the difference you've made here >

 

SEPA DIRECT DEBIT

If you already donate by SEPA Direct Debit, you can arrange an additional amount by calling us on 01 513 3719, emailing. info@compassion.ie or by writing to us at: Compassion Ireland Christian Child Development, Suite 3, Eden Gate Centre, Delgany, Co. Wicklow.

BANK TRANSFER/STANDING ORDER

Please use the bank details below and email info@compassion.ie to inform us of this arrangement, detailing the amount you have arranged and the type of gift.

Address: Bank Of Ireland, 2 College Green, Dublin 2

Account Number: 81175944 Sort Code: 900017

IBAN: IE 68 BOFI 900017 81175944

BIC Number: BOFIIE2D

CHEQUE

Please make cheques payable to 'Compassion Ireland' and post to:

Compassion Ireland Christian Child Development, Suite 3, Eden Gate Centre, Delgany, Co. Wicklow.

(Please make a note of your Compassion reference number, your child's reference number and the type of gift on the reverse e.g. child, family, birthday)

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