I received the below media release from WaterAid together with the featured video. The cause is such an important on that it has already featured another two times on campaigns:worth:sharing in the past few months.
This summer, WaterAid asked people to back an exciting new appeal – The Big Dig – to bring clean water and sanitation to some of the poorest communities in Malawi.
Last week, the drilling of new boreholes in the villages of Bokola and Kaniche brought the communities clean, safe water for the first time – prompting great celebrations. Along with new latrines and hygiene education, which has been carried out throughout the summer, the new boreholes will save and transform lives.
Bokola and Kaniche are just the tip of the iceberg. The UK public responded with phenomenal generosity to the appeal, and with the UK Government matching all donations pound for pound from the aid budget over £2 million was raised – enough to help WaterAid change hundreds of thousands of lives in communities across Malawi.
There is just one day left to make a donation to The Big Dig, as the UK Government will match all donations made before midnight on 18 September. To donate or find out more go to www.thebigdig.org