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Every drop counts! Helping children with UNICEF

GARDENA supports unicef

Just imagine: You have no access to clean water. Every day, you have to spend several hours to get water from a distant river. Especially for children, this is valuable time during which they cannot learn, play and just be children.

This is for example how Aysha from Ethiopia fares everyday. Watch one day of her life...

Aysha cannot go to school. The water she and her family have to drink is not clean. The story of Aysha is not unique.

Child drinking water from tap
? Riccardo Mayer / Shutterstock.com

According to UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, more than two billion people worldwide have no regular access to safe drinking water. Around 884 million people do not even have a basic water supply.

Every day more than 700 children die of preventable diseases caused by contaminated water or lack of hygiene.

Water is a valuable resource that has to be used responsibly and wisely. In many cases, this is even vital: Clean water, toilets and good hygiene practices are essential for the survival and development of children.

GARDENA and UNICEF: two strong partners for a better water supply

A company alone has only limited influence. Therefore, GARDENA has decided to support a strong partner that has the required experience and structures in the field of water and sanitation to provide sustainable support and can act quickly in case of an emergency.

On World Water Day, 22nd March 2018, GARDENA has launched a long-term partnership with UNICEF under the motto "Every drop counts". The goal of the partnership is to provide access to clean drinking water to more than 160,000 children and families over the next years through a significant contribution.

Starting shot in Ulm: Gardena employees and schoolchildren from Ulm form together the world’s likely largest water drop for the start of the partnership with UNICEF. ? GARDENA
GARDENA employees support Every Drop Counts

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UNICEF programmes for water and hygiene

UNICEF is the leading aid organisation for water supply and sanitation during emergencies. For many years, the United Nations Children's Fund has worked worldwide to improve water, sanitation and basic hygiene practices - especially for disadvantaged families of the world’s poorest countries.

UNICEF, for example, ensures the water supply for village communities and equips schools with sanitary facilities. In special emergency cases or after natural disasters, UNICEF brings thousands of liters of water to refugee camps daily, supports hospitals and repairs water and sanitation installations.

UNICEF – For every child

Worldwide, professionally and every day: UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. In almost every country on earth. The United Nations Children's Fund was founded in 1946 to help the children in a devastated Europe after the Second World War. Today, UNICEF is committed to ensuring that every child can develop healthily, grow up protected and go to school – regardless of gender, religion, race or background.