Flu Vaccination Charity
For every flu vaccination SMG Health delivered through our partnership with Buy1Give1, we are able to provide one week of clean drinking water for a family in Tigray, Ethiopia. With many thousands of vaccinations being delivered in 2017, we were able to provide an entire years’ worth of clean water for over 1400 families in Ethiopia.
“The provision of clean and hygienic water will reduce a woman’s average daily water collection time; effectively reduces children mortality rate from water-borne diseases; and allows girls to receive a proper education instead of spending their time collecting water.” – Buy1Give1.
The provision of the water is managed by the WellWishers Trust who construct hand-dug water wells in northern Ethiopia. More information about the WellWishers Trust can be found at https://www.b1g1.com/wcu_partner/35.
About WellWishers Trust
WellWishers is a support organisation which funds the construction of Hand-Dug Water Wells in the northern Ethiopian province of Tigray. The programme includes training & education in Health & Sanitation matters as well as Family Planning. Without a well, women spend an average of 3 hours every day collecting about 20 litres (for her whole family) of polluted water from sources often shared with defecating livestock. Up to 20% of children under the age of 5 die from water borne diseases.