Just a Drop
Just a Drop - a charitable organization helping to provide clean water and sanitation in poor countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America. Founded in 1998 by a managing director of World Travel Market Fiona Jeffery and supported by the members of the international travel industry. Based in the United Kingdom.
The institution raises money to build wells, install hand pumps and implement health and sanitation programmes. By its information, just over £10 can supply a person in a developing country with safe water for life, £10 provides water to a child for ten years, improved water quality reduces child diarrhoea by 15-20%, hand washing and safe food handling reduces child diarrhoea by 35%, safe disposal of children's faeces reduces diarrhoea by nearly 40%.
Since the establishment the organization raised more than £750,000 and helped over 800,000 people in 24 countries.
Every year in November the travel and tourism industry companies promote fundraising for Just a Drop at World Travel Market.
In 2002 Just a Drop was named the official charity of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT).
- 1998, Ethiopia, North Gondar; Central America, Hurricane Mitch.
- 1999, Cambodia and Turkey.
- 2000, Mozambique and Malawi.
- 2001, Bolivia, Seven Lakes project; Swaziland; Zambia, Kafue District Hospital Project.
- 2002, Sudan, Darfur; Afghanistan, Maydan Margah.
- 2003, India, Riangmaw Village in Meghalays; Tanzania.
- 2004, Afghanistan, Afghan Mother & Child Rescue project; Bolivia Vallegrande.
- 2005, Kenya, Mukuu Spring Project; Ethiopia, Blue Nile and Beschillo; Grenada; Ethiopia, Mekane Selam Medical Clinic.
- 2006, Uganda, Grace Christian Centre; Mongolia, Dalanadgad; Afghanistan, Panjsher Valley; Afghanistan, Nuristan; Sudan, Water Wells Construction - Amara & Magarif; Indonesia, Rumpet Borehole installation; India, Riangmaw.
- 2007, Ethiopia, Tenta; Sri Lanka, Paragalla; Zimbabwe, Hwange National Park; Chile, Tortel; Bolivia, Ojaki; Ecuador, Amazonas; Kenya, Lwala; Afghanistan, Delivery room complex; Bangladesh; Philippines, Mangyan; Philippines, Balatan Island; Kenya, Asako.