Cherwell supports Village Water

Jan 17, 2015

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Cherwell’s MD Jeremy Hodge has recently returned from a trip to Zambia where he was taking a look at the excellent work of Midlands-based charity Village Water.

For over a decade Village Water has been improving lives in rural Zambia through the provision of safe water and hygiene education in more than 540 villages and 20 schools, benefitting over 150,000 people. They aim to give the means to help themselves.

The photo, taken by Jeremy, shows a tippy tap in action. A tippy tap is a simple handwashing technique which uses everyday resources such as plastic bottles to create a hygienic method of keeping hands clean. Hand washing with soap can reduce the risk of diarrheal disease by up to 47%.

Cherwell has supported Village Water over the past year and hopes to continue to help raise people’s awareness of the charity and the work it does.