This coming year we are aspiring to raise more money and deliver more projects in rural Kenya than ever before, so we would love you to help us achieve our goal!
Your contribution and support will help us to transform lives by providing access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene training to communities and school children in rural Kenya. There are loads of ways you can help to support Dig Deep and our clean water and sanitation projects. Have a look at the ways you can make a difference below...
Our supporters' drops cause ripples of change.
We call it the ripple effect. Our supporters' contributions are the first drops - the ripples change everything...
Diseases from dirty water kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war, and children under five years old are the worst affected. We know that clean water reduces diarrhoea by 21%; safe sanitation reduces diarrhoea by 37%; and the simple act of washing hands at critical times can reduce diarrhoea cases by as much as 35% .
443 million school days are lost each year simply due to children suffering from water and sanitation related illness. From seeing the improvements in attendance and grades at the schools we have already partnered with, we know that taps and toilets are vital for educating the next generation.
In the areas where we work 4 in 10 children suffer from stunting due to inadequate nutrition, resulting in a permanent impairment in their physical and cognitive development. We know that up to 50% of these cases could be prevented with access to clean water and safe sanitation.
Empowerment for women
Lacking access to clean water places the burden of collection disproportionately on women and girls - in the areas where we work they walk up to 80 minutes a day to collect water in the dry season. We know that the provision of taps and toilets removes this burden and also increases girls' attendance in school, hugely increasing the opportunities available to them.
Water and sanitation access unleashes a community's economic potential. We know that on average every £1 invested in water and sanitation yields over £4 in economic return.
People fortunate enough to grow up with taps and toilets often can’t imagine living a day without them. We know that water and sanitation promotes dignity and brings happiness.
If you have a fundraising idea or would like to speak to us about how you could support Dig Deep please contact us on or call us on +44 (0)114 360 1471.
Thank you for your support!