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5 things you should know about water

17 Mar 2019   |   Blog

We all need water. It is vital to the existence and well-being of humans, nature and the sustainability of the planet. That is why, this year’s Project Compassion appeal has placed special focus on water. Here are five important things you should know:… Continue reading

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Thandalwayo in Zimbabwe
Now I can bathe every day, the distance to collect water for the family has been drastically reduced.We now drink clean, safe water and diseases are no longer affecting us.”
- Thandolwayo, Zimbabwe

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