Our Mission is to change lives
Many people in the developing world do not have access to clean water for drinking or washing. Therefore, giving people clean drinking water, is one of the most effective ways to save lives.
Even though there may be adequate rainfall in some areas, people often do not have any means of collecting enough rainwater. In these areas, the installation of a water harvesting system may be the best course of action. While in other areas, where people may have access to dirty groundwater, the provision of water filters may be a better option. Sometimes, though, the best option would be to sink a borehole, in order to provide a sustainable source of clean water to a community.
Loving by Giving’s aim is to assess individual situations and provide the most appropriate solution to a community’s need for clean water.
If you’d like to help in sponsoring any of these projects, the approximate costs are as follows:
- Water filter: £50
- Water harvesting system: £800
- Borehole: £10,000
Millions of people all over the world do not have a reliable source of food. Therefore, providing people in poverty with food, is one of the ways in which you can make the biggest impact to people’s lives. Consequently, Loving by Giving aims to bring immediate relief to people in poverty by providing them with food, like maize flour.
However, Loving by Giving also aims to bring an element of sustainability to the work we do. Therefore, we also provide seed packs to subsistence farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa. By the provision of these seeds, they are not only helped to provide nutritional meals for their own families, but they are also enabled to sell some of their produce and thus increase their income.
If you’d like to help sponsor any of these projects, the approximate costs are as follows:
- Feeding 60 children for a week in East Africa: £10
- Seed pack for subsistence farmers: £50
- Supporting a school’s feeding programme in South Africa: £100
According to the United Nations, unclean water and poor sanitation is the leading cause of child mortality in the world. According to them, in 2017, 2 billion people worldwide did not have access to basic sanitation facilities such as toilets or latrines and at least 1.2 billion people are estimated to drink water that is not protected against contamination from faeces. A lack of adequate sanitation is thus clearly a major issue to people living in severe poverty. However, a 2012 World Health Organisation study showed that every US$1 invested in improved sanitation translated into an average global economic return of US$5.5. Thus, focussing on this area provides an enormous return on investment.
As a result, Loving by Giving aims to provide people in poverty with better sanitation.
If you’d like to help sponsor this work, it costs approximately £500 to build a latrine at a school in rural East Africa.
Homelessness is a massive problem worldwide. In the United Kingdom, people who are released from prison with no fixed abode, are especially vulnerable and often end up on the streets without warm clothes or bedding or any hygiene products to help them keep clean.
Loving by Giving aims to help people in this terrible situation in the UK, by providing them with ‘urban survival packs’, which include some basic hygiene and clothing products.
If you are interested in sponsoring an urban survival pack; a full pack costs around £30, while a good quality sleeping bag costs in the region of £40.