We already donated € 979.489 to several water projects with the help of our partners. We are working from the EARTH philosophy since 2007 and made donations to several partners in the first three years. Since 2011 we decided to make donations to water projects only. Scroll down to see some of the water projects that are complete with the donations from EARTH Concepts:
Shunyi Sun’s Children’s Village
Donation: € 5.000
Shunyi Sun's Village in Beijing is a shelter for children whose parents are in prison. There have been installed several water purification systems to provide all children with clean drinking water. Click here for the Shunyi Sun’s Children’s Village foto's
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Children's Hygiene Program
Donation: € 32.500
The LiveBuild Foundation is committed to building water and educational facilities in Cameroon. The ultimate goal is that villagers can provide for their own basic needs so that they can use their full power to improve the lives of themselves and others.
Olguluglui River Project
Donation: € 93.166
Arkefly, Eurosonic, Rock & Run2013 and EARTH Concepts have the goal to bring back te old state of the Kaijado river in Kenia. By climate change and the short rainy season, the area has become increasingly drier which brings harm to the animals and Masai villagers who live there. By a dam built, the water may spread resulting in the re-growing plants, even in the dry season. By bringing back the river, there is a possibility to produce clean drinking water for 10,000 Maisai people and the wildlife that live in the area.
Plumber training Sympany
Donation: € 6.000
EARTH concepts initially donated a sum of €1.000 to Ms. Earth Netherlands, who is ambassdor of Sympany. In cooperation with Euro Toques and Bagels & Beans we donated €5.000 more for this project in Malawi. The money is used to support the plumber training by Sympany in Malawi. In Malawi, 60% of all diseases are caused by a lack of clean water and poor hygiene.
I find it incredible that there are still millions of people have no access to sanitation and safe drinking water. Therefore I am an ambassador of Humana (Wendy-Kristy Hoogenbrugge, 2010)
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Sri Lanka Home of Hope
Donatie: € 28.100
Together with our partners De Parade and Denios we have been able to make several donations to Home of Hope in Sri Lanka.
With an amount of € 16,950 we made it possible to finance water toilets and showers in a medical clinic in Sri Lanka. This clinic is part of Home of Hope, a home for orphans from the war zone. Meanwhile, Home of Hope is home to more than 100 children.
In 2013 we donated a amount of € 8,000 Home of Hope thanks to the partnership with Denios and Seats to Meet Utrecht. This amount was spent on the construction of the baby section. By partnering with Denios, we have been able to donate € 3,150 in 2014.
This brings us to a total of 28 100 + 5000 + 5000 = € 38,100 which we donated to the three different projects for Home Of Hope.
Drinking water and sanitation project Arnakot
Donation: € 7.500
Arnakot and Upper-Bengri are both located in a rural mountain area in Nepal. The communties have to rely onto three water taps which rarely provides water. Two times a day they have to walk around 2,5 hours in general to fill their buckets with water.
This "drinking water- and sanitation project" will make some change in that situation. A new water supply system, including toilets, will be constructed in the period from March 2011 until March 2013. A total of 19 km of pipes and 41 taps will result into the change of easy accessible and healthy drinking water. At the same time also the 176 toilets will be constructed.
HOME OF HOPE EDUCATIE FOR 100 CHILDREN
Donation: € 5.000
Home of Hope is an Orphanage in Sri Lanka that provides a home for over 100 kids. Most of the kids come from the post-war zone area Sri Lanka. Home of Hope wants to provide good schooling for its kids to enhance their changes of a succesful future. To provide schooling for a year for a 100 kids Home of Hope needs 3 things: 1. School Uniforms 2. School Books 3. Transport.
Refugee camp Sudan and Ethiopia
In refugee camp Abuda in eastern Sudan, there is a water pipe network installed, for the 3.688 refugees. Also in the refugee camp Shimelba in Ethiopia, the refugees can purchase a variety of amenities with the donation of EARTH Concepts. The capacity of this refugee camp is 10.000 people. With the current number of 16.000, is the maximum capacity already substantially exceeded. Because of the new construction of pumping stations, generators, water tanks, distribution systems and water taps, the number of water and sanitation are significantly expanded.
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The 'Lave Main' for Schools
Donation: € 1.365
New systems were installed in Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso in collaboration with ASAP . These systems were made together with a local plumber and using second-hand materials. They developed a simple and easy-to-use system for children to wash their hands.