At FRANK Water, our goal is safe water for all. It’s simple, bold and ambitious but we get closer every day. We know we can’t achieve our goal single handedly. No charity can. We need our supporters, partners, fundraisers and donors to be able to reach those communities in India that are most deprived, and help them find their own answers to securing safe, clean drinking water and sanitation.
You might have seen FRANK Water at Cornbury over the last few years. Their FreeFill service (refillable bottles plus unlimited refills of chilled, filtered water) keeps us happy and hydrated.
At Cornbury 2015, FRANK Water sold 1442 bottles and 201 wristbands, bringing the total number of bottles sold at Cornbury over the last 4 years to 4944 and number of wristbands to 827. 100% profit from bottle sales funds taps & toilets in India for people like Sakku who lives with her family in Kaalapani, a remote, tribal village in Madhya Pradesh. Until recently, Sakku and her neighbours had been drawing water from wells and hand pumps for years. But the water that they drink and cook with is heavily contaminated with dangerous levels of fluoride. Too much fluoride can lead to fluorosis – a disease that attacks teeth and bones and can cause crippling pain.
The people in the village couldn’t believe that the water they’d been drinking for so many years was at fault and were overjoyed to learn that their new water supply meant that they could live free from pain and disease.
“Ever since I remember, unknowingly we had been mostly using the fluoride contaminated hand pump and tube well water”, said Sakku. “I used to think that because of my busy work schedule I feel pain in my joints and some times in the stomach as well. My son would also fall sick quite often. But now I know that it was because of the water that we had been consuming. I am happy that I have come to know about it. Now I can protect myself and my son from waterborne problems by consuming safe drinking water which has been provided to us through this programme”.
Since 2005, FRANK Water has reached more than 300,000 people like Sakku with safe water and sanitation. But there are still 663 million people with no safe water and 2.5 billion without a toilet.
You can help change lives with taps and toilets. Just Add Water. Start Donating Today.
FRANK Water is 10 years old! Check out their 10th birthday film here.