Over the past year, more children in Libo Kem Kem have obtained access to clean water close to their homes. 14 more wells are now providing clean water for hospitals, homes and schools. Women and children no longer need to walk 2-3 hours to collect water, with it now only taking 15 minutes.
Before this well was dug, there was no clean water close to the hospital, which meant nurses spent time searching for water to clean medical equipment instead of tending to patients. Now, thanks to support from Out of Eden, this well means nurses no longer spend time fetching water, and can give better care to patients and pregnant mothers during delivery.
The Brathay Trust works with young people across the north of England and during 2016 they celebrated their 70th anniversary by setting a target of raising £70,000 to help leavers from the care system. Brathay supports them to gain the skills and confidence to live independently and get into employment or training.
We jumped at the chance to make a difference by taking part in “Challenge 70” and were given a cheque for £70 to invest in our
fundraising. We undertook a multitude of activities from raffles to running a stall at the local gala and our fundraising transformed £70 into £1800 in less than 4 months.
Our holistic approach to business considers local impacts and global consequences. We are proud to have achieved the Cumbria Business Environment Network's Gold Award in recognition of progress in assessment and control of environment practice and also achieved a Silver Award from Investors in People.