Radish is pleased to announce that it has secured a second clean water project in collaboration with Life Water UK and its partner charity drop4drop. The project has been made possible by the sales of Life Water bottles at Radish’s catering sites.
This will be Radish’s second project and is set to be located in Uganda and completed by the end of this year. The first was completed in 2016 in the village of Mamillapalle, India. Through Radish’s donation, 1190 people in the community were given access to clean, safe drinking water. As is often the case in developing countries, communities are located a significant walking distance from the nearest clean water source. The impact this can have on local families is multiple – often, it is the children of the family who have to make the long walk to collect water, taking precious time away from their education.
The good news befittingly coincides with World Water Day (WWD). Now it its 25th year,
WWD aims to shift focus onto the importance of universal access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene facilities in developing countries. Each year has a different theme, with this year’s being ‘Nature for Water’ – exploring how nature-based solutions to the water challenges the world faces in the 21st century. Currently, 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at home. In the United Nation’s sustainable development targets, the UN has committed to ensuring that all people have access to safe water by 2030. With the help of Life Water and drop4drop, Radish is proud to be playing its part in achieving that goal.
This marks what has been a successful couple of years for Radish’s ongoing commitment to social enterprise projects both at home and abroad. Last year, Radish became the first contract caterer to partner with anti-homeless charity Change Please. In addition to these ongoing commitments, the team at Radish are aiming to have secured enough funding for a third project with Life Water before the year-end.
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